Tuesday, January 31, 2012


The new film from actor, writer and director Bobcat Goldthwait is destined to be detested by family and religious groups everywhere and not just because the title of the film is God Bless America.  

The film centers around a loveless, jobless and possibly terminally ill man named Frank. He decides he's had enough. So he travels to the home of a spoiled brat featured on an MTV styled Sweet Sixteen show and -- he shoots her.  What follows is an extremely dark, but hilarious comedy that explores the world through the eyes of a man with no impulse control and nothing left to lose. 

Bobcat Goldthwait is not afraid to make the kind of films most people will run away from.  Shakes the Clown was his homage to drunken, degenerate clowns.  Sleeping Dogs Lie is about a woman who admits she once experimented with bestiality and World's Greatest Dad is about a loser father who attempts to grab the brass ring on the back of his son's tragic death.  He's reinvented the family comedy by blowing it up and making movies about the parts that remain. 

Frank is played by actor Joel Murray who has played a variety of character roles, most recently in the Showtime show Shameless as a sexually repressed, religious zealot who kills himself over his slutty daughter's inability to conform to his beliefs.


I, for one, can't wait for the protests to begin.  I have a strange feeling, Bobcat feels the same way.


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