God Bless America (2011)

Starring Bill Murray’s younger brother, Joel, preposterous black comedy God Bless America is a B movie with high production values. In other words, however nice it looks, it is not a film to be taken seriously.

As earth-shatteringly funny as it is sick, the absurdity of this movie is that it seems to condone deadly violence against the idiot socialites and repellent chavs/rednecks on TV who help influence the future direction of society.

If taken seriously, this is exactly the sentiment we don’t need at the moment. But taken with a huge pinch of salt, this is a hilariously gratifying movie to watch if you are sick of aspects of our post-MTV civilisation. Whether you can get through to the end of the film without your morals totally insulted is another thing.

Wonderful Cinema strongly recommends you do not ruin the impact the director meticulously planned for viewers by watching trailers or reading spoilers. But for those of you who cannot resist…

You can find more information on this American film on WikipediaIMDb and Rotten Tomatoes.

Production Details

Title: God Bless America

Director: Bobcat Goldthwait

Year/Country: 2011, USA

Stars: Joel Murray, Tara Lynne Barr, Mackenzie Brooke Smith, Melinda Page Hamilton (click here for full cast)

Screenplay: Bobcat Goldthwait

Cinematography: Bradley Stonesifer

Editing: Jason Stewart

Score: Matt Kollar

Language: English

8 Comments

  1. Chuck

    Hi Shimky. I’m glad to see you’re back to updating this site. I found you through letterboxd, which you seem to have left for good? Anyway, I’ve been following your site since I realized that your taste is quite similar to mine, and you listed a couple of movies that i haven’t watched, but I’m, slowly catching up 🙂

    Figured I’d return the favor, although you might have already seen it; Its called ‘Super’ and i’d say its a cross between this movie and ‘Kickass’, except its better than both of them, if you ask me 🙂 Anyway, i’m looking forward to seeing if you’ll watch it and if it’ll make the site!

    Keep up the good work,
    Chuck

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