I Don’t Feel at Home in This World Anymore (2017)

iWritten & Directed by: Macon Blair

Ruth (Melanie Lynskey) is disenchanted with humanity. Snippets of newscasts, in the background, paint a disheartening picture of the world. And in her role as a nurse’s aide, Ruth finds herself at the bedside of a dying woman who is a hateful racist; her last words don’t bear repeating to the family.

Then, to cap it off, someone breaks into Ruth’s house, stealing her legacy from her grandmother and leaving her feeling angry and violated.

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Bachelorette (2012)

bachWritten & Directed by: Leslye Headland

Three irresponsible and emotionally unstable bridesmaids reunite for the wedding of their high school friend Becky (Rebel Wilson). Becky, who happens to be overweight, was dubbed “pig face” in high school. Her three so-called friends haven’t outgrown making jokes at her expense. It is in that spirit that they pull a prank that leads to inadvertently tearing Becky’s wedding gown. The rest of the night is a combination of a drinking- and drug-fest and a mad scramble to repair the dress in time for the wedding the next morning.

This movie has been hailed as an entertaining comedy and an interesting character study, but I didn’t see it.

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Killer Joe (2011)

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Written by: Tracy Letts

Directed by: William Friedkin

I am married to a man who has learned more than he ever wanted to know about people who some folks uncharitably call “white trash.” He’s been a police officer for over 20 years, and we have our share of bat-crap crazy here in Augusta County, Virginia.

I’ve heard a few stories about local families — stemming from domestic disturbance calls and people flipping out over being served warrants — that might rival Jerry Springer. Not to mention the poor guy who was being revived by rescue workers, after a heart attack, as his wife made her son go through his pockets for spare change.

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