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God Bless America (2011)

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God Bless America


Joel Murray
Tara Lynne Barr
Mackenzie Brooke Smith
Melinda Page Hamilton

Directed by Bobcat Goldthwait

Distributed by Magnolia Pictures

God bless America is a movie that features a man who is talked into being a serial killer by a 16 year old. That the makers actually thought it was a good idea to make a man look so insecure and not sure of what he wants to do with his life, that all it took was an adolescent to turn him loco, goes over my head.

The movie focuses on the irony of life, where chaos and bad behavior is supported and political ambitions and personal gain triumph over truth and people’s lives. The movie also showed the flaws in reality TV shows, where people will rather give up all they are down to their dignity to be on TV for their 15 minute fame. The point/lesson the movie is trying to deliver I get; the reason for making it I don’t. But I do have to say, it made me laugh and did not regret watching.

What I enjoyed in the movie was what he did at the cinema; it is what a lot of faithful cinema goers have been dreaming of doing for years to those filthy people who just won’t keep their mouths hot in the cinema.

It is obvious from the locations and production that this was a cheap movie to make, not much work went into it, the flaws in the scripting become obvious as you continue to watch and the movie’s cinematography is painful to the eyes.

The story is simple, Frank is terminally ill and sick of the way people get away with making others feel down. So he embarks on a mission to rid society of its most repellent citizens, makes an unlikely accomplice, Roxy a 16-year-old psychopath.

Well the acting wasn’t so spectacular; it was a little too stick-like for my taste. I mostly enjoyed the girl (Tara Lynne Barr), as she did well in her portrayal of a psycho. I believe the director and the writer could have done a better job at the ending, going down fighting is not as fun as they made it look, as they made the protagonist anti-hero go down fighting stupid.

Well as all B-movies go, 5 out of 10 are worth seeing, this is somewhat like that, whether it is worth seeing or not is something you have to decide on your own, from my opinion it is not a must see, so watch at your own risk.


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