God Bless America

January 3rd, 2011


God Bless America

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Still of Joel Murray in God Bless AmericaStill of Joel Murray and Tara Lynne Barr in God Bless America

On a mission to rid society of its most repellent citizens, terminally ill Frank makes an unlikely accomplice in 16-year-old Roxy.

Release Year: 2011

Rating: 6.6/10 (207 voted)

Director: Bobcat Goldthwait

Stars: Joel Murray, Tara Lynne Barr, Mackenzie Brooke Smith

Loveless, jobless, possibly terminally ill, Frank has had enough of the downward spiral of America. With nothing left to lose, Frank takes his gun and offs the stupidest, cruelest, and most repellent members of society. He finds an unusual accomplice: 16-year-old Roxy, who shares his sense of rage and disenfranchisement.

Joel Murray - Frank
Tara Lynne Barr - Roxy
Mackenzie Brooke Smith - Ava
Melinda Page Hamilton - Alison
Rich McDonald - Brad
Guerrin Gardner - Crystal
Kellie Ramdhanie - Bad Girl #2
Andrea Harper - Mother
David Mendenhall - Father
Juliana Acosta - Press Conference Reporter
Steve Agee - Crew Member
Iris Almario - Reporter
Aris Alvarado - Steve Clark
Carson Aune - Boy #2
Ellen Baker - PR Rep for Pop Stars

Taglines: Taking out the trash, one jerk at a time.


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Release Date: 3 Jan 2011

Filming Locations: Los Angeles, California, USA

User Review

Captures our age of narcissism and stupidity

Rating: 10/10

I saw this movie's premiere at the Toronto Film Festival. I loved it. Bobcat Goldthwait has given us a hilarious comedy that perfectly satirizes our self-centred, celebrity-obsessed, uncritical age. Throughout the dark comedy Joel Murray delivers a perfect performance as one of the last thinking men, who has grown weary of life and society. In between the action and the comedy, Joel Murray's character delivers scathing indictments of society that had the Toronto audience break out into spontaneous applause. Besides being hilarious, this movie is really an interesting exploration of the insensitivity and thoughtlessness of modern popular culture. This movie is the antidote our "reality show," celebrity-obsessed, know-nothing-and-proud-of-it culture. The film's outlandish violence perfectly captures Horace Walpole's epigram, "This world is a comedy to those that think, a tragedy to those that feel." Unfortunately, as the movie points out, few people are now capable of either thinking or feeling.


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