This is a Netflix original, and a funny, brutal little movie. Directed by Macon Blair, it feels very much in line with his previous collaborations with Jeremy Saulnier, Blue Ruin and Green Room. There's a very naturalistic, mundane quality to everything that at first makes everything seem grotesque and awkwardly funny, and later shocking and blunt.
The story follows Melanie Lynskey's Ruth, a nursing assistant that comes home one day to find her house has been robbed. All that's missing is a laptop, some medication and antique silverware, and the police turn out to be no help. So she decides to, with the help of her neighbor Tony (Elijah Wood, bringing the quirk), go find the laptop since her phone has a GPS tracker on it.
The rest is kind of Breaking Bad meets Batman, with normal people getting in too deep but turning out to just be competent enough to blunder their way through adversity. I very much could relate to the frustration of not being in control of the universe, and the tip over into nihilism that Ruth finds herself in after the robbery.
Great, great little 90-minute potboiler that manages to also subvert the treatment of gender while espousing a bit of philosophy at the same time. Check it out!