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Film Review: God Bless America

New York comedian Bobcat Goldthwait has written and directed a hilarious satire “God Bless America” that looks at our self-centred, celebrity-obsessed age.

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New York comedian Bobcat Goldthwait has written and directed a hilarious satire "God Bless America" that looks at our self-centred, celebrity-obsessed age.

Every now and then a movie is released that you either are along with or you aren't, you get or you don't. If you have any objection to reality TV, people using mobile phones at the movies or just the mass media's influence on the deterioration of society you will undoubtedly enjoy this!

Throughout the dark comedy, Frank, played by Joel Murray (brother of fellow comedian Bill Murray), has grown weary of life and society. He is divorced, hated by his daughter, has inconsiderate neighbours was recently fired and is possibly terminally ill. So Frank feels like he has nothing left to live for. Then he meets an unusual accomplice in a high-school student named Roxy (Tara Lynne Barr), who shares his sense of rage in control and limitation in today's society. Together they take out their frustration on the stupidest, most obnoxious and intolerant people they can imagine — starting with some particularly offensive reality television stars.
 
This reminded me of Oliver Stone's Natural Born Killers which also looked at the mass media's influence on the downfall of society. However, while Stone's film showed its killers as celebrities and almost praises this shallow pursuit for fame, Bobcat Goldthwait's characters regret that they haven't even made the news.
 
God Bless America is a good film with some hilarious sequences. Because of its questionable content it will undoubtedly become a cult classic. 
 
2.5/5 Stars, Funny, in an "UN-PC" sort of way!
You'll enjoy this if you liked "World's Greatest Dad" or "Bonnie and Clyde",
(However, if you like the Kardashians, this probably won't impress you!)  

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