MCN Movies

God Bless America

Genre: Comedy

Director:

  • Bobcat Goldthwait

Writer:

    Cast:

    • Joel Murray
    • Tara Lynne Barr
    • Mackenzie Brook Smith

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    Articles

    Critics Roundup — May 10

    Dark Shadows |Yellow||Green|Red|Green God Bless America (limited) |||Green|Green| I Wish (limited) ||||Green| Under African Skies (limited) ||||Green| Romeo and Juliet in Yiddish (NY) ||||Yellow| Where Do We Go Now? (NY, LA) |Green||Red|Yellow| Patience: After Sebald (NY) |||Green|| You Are Here (NY) |||Green|Green| The Cup|Yellow|||| Steve Jobs: Lost Interview|Yellow||||

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    Review: GOD BLESS THIS MESS

    The only thing worse than the sudden, crushing realization that much of American pop culture is vile, hateful, and stupid is watching a movie in which the main character has this sudden, crushing realization, then proceeds to lecture other characters on said realization. As a result, Bobcat Goldthwait’s “God Bless America” is pretty much doomed from the start, since our hero, Frank (Joel Murray), launches into his diatribe a few minutes after the movie begins.

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    DP/30: God Bless America, writer/director Bobcat Goldthwait

    Earlier with Bob…. after the jump….

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    TIFF ’11 Review: God Bless America

    Think of God Bless America, directed by Bobcat Goldthwait, as kind of a mix of Falling Down and Super — but funnier than Falling Down, considerably more accurately satirical than Super, and relentlessly violent in a blackly comedic way, without being meaninglessly so.

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    “That’s the joke of Prune, that we just pretend to be a restaurant. But we’re actually an institute for living. We hide behind the fried eggs, and we hide behind the marrow bones, but really what we’re doing here is trying to change the whole goddamn world, one lamb chop at a time. It’s slow going, but I think we’re getting there.”
    ~ Gabrielle Hamilton

    “I’m into pleasure rebellion,” she says, lighting a cigarette. “I’ve shared all my misery and tragedy but in my personal life I’m a cheerleader, an optimist. That aspect of myself is not shared. Once you are free from trauma, you are going to luxuriate in pleasure and happiness – personal pleasure. A divine gluttony, I should say.”
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