Don't Belong Here (2016/Sony DVD)
B- Sound: B- Extras: D Film: C+
last performance by actor Anton Yelchin (Green Room) and
featuring strong performances by Catherine Keener (Being John
Malkovich), Molly Shannon, Cary Elwes, Maya Rudolph, Lois Smith,
and Riley Keough, is director Peer Pedersen's We Don't Belong Here
(2016) - an intense family drama. Bleak and centered around various
mental disorders and dark secrets, the film has nice production value
and decent performances, but isn't necessarily anything new.
Don't Belong Here centers around the dysfunctional Green family,
which is rattled when one Maxwell (Yelchin) goes missing. Struggling
with raising her teenage daughter Elisa (Keough) and her sister
Madeline (Starke), Nancy (Keener) is pushed to her mental limits in a
very real story of family trauma.
in standard definition DVD with an anamorphic aspect ratio of 2.39:1
and a lossy Dolby Digital 5.1 track, the film looks and sounds up to
standards with the format. Details in shots aren't as distinct as
they would be on Blu-ray disc, of course, but for a dramatic film of
this kind the presentation is passable.
extras except for previews of other Sony films of the like.
but lacking a personality and relatable characters, We Don't
Belong Here isn't terrible for what it isn't a film I would
necessarily watch more than once.