God Bless America [2012] Movie Review Recommendation

God Bless America [2011]

You know that feeling that after a few minutes of a movie you just know it is going to be fucking awesome, and then (out of nowhere) after those five minutes movie gets unbelievably amazing. Bobcat Goldthwait I tip my hat to you sir, you fucking rule and God Bless America is not just a movie about America and Americans, just replace that word with the name of your country and you will be at home. No holds barred, in your face, open, honest and so so true, God Bless America right from the start tells you that this isn’t another gentle, hippie, leftie movie but something that will stay with you and also a movie that you will hassle your friends to see because you know that they feel the same way. From the first few minutes ’till the end I felt like it was me there on the screen, thoughts and opinions about reality shows, children, babies, annoying neighbors, celebrity and all other assholes that are present in my life are here. I knew that there were people who thought like me, but this masterpiece unites us all, in hope or desperation, your choice.

There also two issues that I must address, and the first one of them is the originality. Of course, that this movie might seem a bit familiar (Breaking Bad, Falling Down, Super, Idiocracy…) but it is quite original and it deals with a whole other set of problems then these movies. I think that people are just searching for excuses to justify something they feel/are. The second issue is the dumb copycat killer spree theory, another failed attempted to discredit the movie…

Frank is an average middle-aged, divorced guy living alone and working a menial job. There is nothing in his life that will make him happy and a ton of things that annoy and disturb him. Like his dumb neighbors with their baby that keeps crying and crying. He drinks and watches television filled with horrible reality shows, spoiled brats and just plain stupid people. The only thing that makes him smile is one girl in his company, but after he’s fired because he sent her flowers he lost even that. And as a final insult, his doctor tells him that the cause of his headaches is an inoperable tumor on his brain. Sitting alone at home with nothing left, he decides to take his life, but then he sees someone on television that deserves to die before him. And so the adventure starts…

Director: Bobcat Goldthwait

Cast: Joel Murray, Tara Lynne Barr,  Mackenzie Brooke Smith, Melinda Page Hamilton, Rich McDonald

Fun Facts: The book that Frank lends the receptionist (briefly) is “Pride and Prejudice and Zombies” by Jane Austen and Seth Grahame-Smith.


IMDb Link: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1912398/ 

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