In the last couple years no 2 movies were more grossly overlooked in my opinion than Blue Ruin and Green Room. They were both independent gems directed by Jeremy Saulnier. While this film isn't as good as those two it's in the same genre and is even directed by Saulnier's star, Macon Blair. It tells the story of Ruth (Melanie Lynskey), a lonely woman leading a monotonous life, who feels that most people are inconsiderate assholes. I agree with her. One guy routinely lets his dog defecate on her lawn. When she believes she has struck up a conversation with a nice man in a bar about a book they are both reading, he ruins the ending for her. She has lost hope in everyone. She goes home and her place has been robbed. She calls the police and of course they do nothing. But Ruth is tired of being stepped on so she fights back. She enlists the crazy man with the dog to help her get her belongings back. Things don't go as planned. While this movie doesn't have the razor sharp writing that "Ruin" and "Room" had it does have plenty going for it. A nice story with a great setup, engaging characters and twists the audience doesn't see coming. Films like this are much more interesting and entertaining to me than the crap being released in the theaters on a weekly basis. It's currently on Netflix and well worth a watch.
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