Frank is a divorced, his daughter hates him, and he lives alone in an apartment where he watches countless garbage television. Frank has grown sick and tired of the downward spiral of American culture, and after learning that he has develop terminal cancer, he decides it's time to take out as many people poisoning our culture and society as he can before he dies. He teams up with Roxy, a young psychotic high school girl with similar views and together they declare war on the various reality stars, O'Reilly-type conservative talk show hots, people who talk in movie theaters, and anyone else viewed as poisoning society. God Bless America is a pretty fun concept but man it misses the mark in creating something actually interesting. What amounts, is essentially a 100 minute vehicle for Bobcat Goldthwait to stand up on his soap box and bitch and moan about his grievance with our society-most being shallow grievances about shit like American Idol. The film is very over the top, which isn't necessarily a bad thing, except for that in this film it just makes all the grievances feel cheap and manufactured. One example of this being how Frank's doctor is so ridiculously ignorant that he answers his cell phone while informing Frank about his brain tumor.. It just feels so forced and silly. Other parts of the film feel incredibly stages-the movie theater sequence being a prime example, which one again takes any and all weight outta any commentary Goldthwait was hoping for. In the end, this is the type of film that pisses me off cause ti could have actually made some valid statements about modern culture and society, but instead opts for this self-righteous pandering. Seriously, is Bobcat Goldthwait such a saint?.... It's kinda funny I guess.. but ugh..
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