God Bless America – A Shotgun blast to the face of bad manners

God Bless America
Starring: Joel Murray, Tara Lynne Barr
Director: Bobcat Goldthwait

Disgusted by society, terminally ill Frank teams up with Roxy a teenage outcast to go on a killing spree to rid the world of this blight.

Written and Directed by Bobcat Goldthwait who quietly has made a successful transition from Actor/Comedian to building up an impressive list of directorial credits. Bobcat brings to screen a vigilante comedy that skews America in unapologetic fashion.

To say things are not going well for Frank (Joel Murray) is a bit of an understatement, He lives next door to a white trash couple a complete lack of manners, not to mention a screaming burden that they refuse to keep quiet. He was recently fired from his job for a misconstrued act of kindness, his own daughter is an obnoxious brat and on top of all that he has been diagnosed with a terminal brain tumor. Every where he turns he notices the decay of society and the dumbing down of America to its lowest common denominator. When Frank realizes he has nothing to lose he takes matters into his own hands, these events lead him to team up with high schooler Roxy who relishes the chance to join Frank on his quest to make America just a touch nicer.

From the moment we meet Frank and his shotgun blasting vision of quieting the family next door you know that Bobcat doesn’t pull any punches. His wry commentary on the current state of America is
shockingly violent and uproariously funny. God Bless America is a spot on observation of the current cultural climate, where talent is no longer a requirement, where the worst possible behaviors are rewarded with instant celebrity. God Bless America puts a much need spotlight on an instant gratification society that lacks any form of common decency.

Grade- 86

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