God Bless America (2011)
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Directed by: Bobcat Goldthwait
Starring: Joel Murray (Frank), Tara Lynne Barr (Roxanne), Melinda Page Hamilton (Wife), Mackenzie Brooke Smith (Daughter), Rich McDonald (Wife’s boyfriend), Maddie Hasson (Chloe)
Country: USA, Effed Up American Movies
Language: English (Optional Eng Subs)
Genres: Killers, Old-Young, Mass Killings, Gruesome
Plot – Spoilers:
Frank hates his job, his neighbors and his life, but most of all, hates the shit on TV which he sees as a window into contemporary America. Frank’s a nostalgia-fiend harking back to a mythical time when people were decent to each other and now he feels his head will split unless he does something about it. So he decides to start killing and is soon joined by a schoolgirl whose life it seems, offers her nothing else better.
God Bless America is for when you feel American Beauty or Falling Down didn’t say Fuck You enough.
This movie is just a progressives fantasy. Because Falling Down doesn’t say fuck white America enough.
Detta movie had some hilarious moments. Many moments that had me laughing, pointing at the screen and screaming “ja!!!!!”. Although it also had some lower points. Example – bargain bin Abigail Breslin. I felt the film had much more potential before she was introduced.
Also, girls who constantly need to be told that they are pretty and fish for compliments.. really need to be added to that list.
Thanks for the new film admins! Viewed because I read ol Bobcat directed it.
I would think if u liked Idiocracy, but wanted a bit more violence, black comedy, and social commentary, this’d b it. Heavy on the satire, I kept thinking it’d break the 4th wall and go full-on meta, yet that never happened. Prbly a good thing.
Good acting, good chemistry between the two protagonists, nothing really seemed cheap, production-wise. Enlisted a few chuckles from me, surprisingly. Dragged in a few parts tho, imo.
On a satirical black comedy level, I guess I found it slightly above average, 6/10. Them hating Juno made me round up;)
This is actually a cute movie. A black comedy along the lines of “Heathers”. The politics are tongue-in-cheek as they go after a couple of over-the-top far-right wing nut jobs, yet they very happily embrace conservative values. If anything, I’d say they was a little mockery going on towards both sides. Besides, if you’re a fan of Space Ghost Coast to Coast you know Bobcat leans to the right in his politics. And then there’s the homage paid to Alice Cooper, a very open and vocal conservative. (can you believe that shit?!) But same with Ozzie and Gene Simmons and Johnny Rotten. A lot of those old rockers have moved to the right. Especially the punk rockers.
I also gave it an extra star for the doff-of-the-cap to Taxi Driver and Jackie Brown. Fans of those two movies should know what I’m talking about. If not, it’s the scene where he’s buying the gun. The gun salesman pretty much delivers the lines, word-for-word of the gun salesman in Taxi Driver… and
from Samuel L. Jackson’s AK-47 pitch in Jackie Brown.
And as always…. Thank you EUM guys. I truly appreciate you!
The rants got a bit tedious, but otherwise it was a pretty entertaining movie. I agree with the sentiment, just found the delivery kinda contrived. Thanks EUM for another great evening.
Which is why all you Euro-tards try so hard to be like us. =P
I thanked my American friend for leading me to this movie. ????
I recommend Prevenge if this movie appeals to you.
love this film, saw it for the first time in college with some friends from class, still one of my favourites
i like farts
“You aren’t a Jew- are you? Because I brought a German gun.” Lol this movie is hilarious with good points, good ending too!
Very good movie, I liked how starts like some edgy fantasy of the protagonist and then all becomes real on a very absurd way.
what a cute movie
What a great duo
Pretty funny, touching at times and violent to boot
Holy kek now thats a talmundic movie
oh gawd ;’) i love their relationship finally one that isn’t sexuallized beyond all belief, really makes you think….
this is the american dream. no other
Frank did as Roosevelt. just shoot stuuuuff duuuude
Same as music trap artistry right? You’re able to decipher lyrically the slurs and ambiguity but it’s cataclysmic warfare… Your library is solely comprised of hatred
Now I’m sad that I’ll never have a Roxy.
Great f***ing movie. I can’t wait to watch it again.
Peoples comments had actually prevented me from giving this film a try but after episodes 1-4 of netflix ..Live to Lead.. I needed to cleanse my palate. It did the trick. I felt let-down at the beginning though and the next 30 minutes was testing my patience, after that it moved on at a nice pace purging my soul.
To me it felt like an update to ..Network, 1976.. with a touch of ..Badlands, 1973.. but a lot more upbeat and cheerful.
Well worth the wait.
The best comedy I’ve ever watched, amazing.
enjoyed it. the movie depicts what is going on in the united states pretty well. it was made over 10 years ago, but still very much relevant (it has become worse now). Frank seems to be the only sane mind in the movie, sadly that’s how much the society in this country has deteriorated.