When it comes to molotov cocktail-like film premesis, perhaps none are greater, more deliciously wicked than comedian turned filmmaker Bobcat Goldthwait‘s incendiary and hilarious societal screeds. Always testing the limits of good taste Goldthwait’s films have chronicled light beastiality (“Sleeping Dogs Lie“) and deep, shameful immorality in a picture about a father who fake’s his sons suicide note and then becomes a famous author in the process (“World’s Greatest Dad“). His comedies are always pitch, pitch black.
For his latest trick, Goldthwait has created the fantasy revenge black comedy “God Bless America” which centers on a disgruntled man sickened by the downward spiral of America and when diagnosed with a terminal illness he decides to say “fuck it” and with nothing left to lose kills any asshole who gets in his way. Along the way he meets a young teenage girl who becomes utterly fascinated with his nihlistic attitude, which is essentially shoot and kill any fucker who deserves it (high school bitches, those who take up two spaces in the parking lot, etc.). The two then take off on a cross country murdering spree killing every mild jerkoff in sight.
If you’ve ever had dark revenge thoughts of keying the car of some shithead you know, this is the picture for you. If you’ve ever had serious rage, disenfranchisement, or wanted to go postal… well, you might actually want to stay away from this picture as it might hit too close to home, but it looks dark and fucking funny.
Starring Joel Murray and Tara Lynne Barr, the very Un-PC “God Bless America” looks gloriously good, and how can it not? The premise is brilliant. Our only concern, Goldwait’s pictures always begin scathingly devilish, but by the end of 90 minutes they execution is never quite as roasting as one would hope. Still, the trailer for ‘Bless America’ looks outstanding, so let’s be thankful that dark, wrong and fucked-up pictures like this are actually made.
“God Bless America” will be available, via Magnolia Pictures, on VOD April 6 and in theaters starting May 11.