God Bless America

Friday, December 09 th, 2016 at 00:12 am 

God Bless America

JOY REVIEW

God Bless America is one of those movies that if you hear the description, you’re probably not going to go see it, but you really should. It’s by Bobcat Goldthwait, who is the screamer comedian, and he wrote and directed it. The story’s actually very smart. It’s a very clever satire and very well done about a guy who finds out he has a brain tumor. His daughter is a spoiled brat who won’t deal with him, and he gets fired from his job for being nice to the receptionist and sort of accosted by a 16-year-old who wants to go cross-country with him, and they end up on a kind of Bonnie and Clyde shooting spree to kill rude people. Okay, so it sounds awful, right? It’s not. It’s very clever. It’s very much right on about American life right now, and it’s very well done. Four stars.

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