God Bless America – 1 Bucket
I have a review of God Bless America up over at my new outlet, Critic Speak. Here’s an excerpt and then a link to the full piece:
God Bless America, the latest film from stand-up comedian Bobcat Goldthwait, has a story that could have been told from a compelling angle. Joel Murray stars as Frank, a middle-aged man with nothing to lose, who goes on a murderous rampage, offing “scum of the earth” targets like Bill O’Reilly, a spoiled girl featured on MTV’s My Super Sweet 16, and the Westboro Baptist Church (names changed for legal purposes, of course). The film’s overall theme is that the widespread American acceptance of the incivility extolled by icons such as these is leading to the downfall of our culture — a trend that needs to be fought.