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God Bless America (2011)

R  |   |  Action, Comedy, Crime  |  31 May 2012 (Russia)
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On a mission to rid society of its most repellent citizens, terminally ill Frank makes an unlikely accomplice in 16-year-old Roxy.

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Loveless, jobless, possibly terminally ill, Frank has had enough of the downward spiral of America. With nothing left to lose, Frank takes his gun and offs the stupidest, cruelest, and most repellent members of society. He finds an unusual accomplice: 16-year-old Roxy, who shares his sense of rage and disenfranchisement. Written by Anonymous

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Taking out the trash, one jerk at a time.

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Rated R for strong violence and language including some sexual sequences | See all certifications »

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31 May 2012 (Russia)  »

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Opening Weekend:

$27,308 (USA) (11 May 2012)

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$122,029 (USA) (6 July 2012)
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The scene where Frank buys the AK-47 and the dealer then asks him if wants anything else like blow or meth, is very similar to a scene in "Taxi Driver"(1976). See more »

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When Roxi finds Frank's Motel room and she's inside the suit bag daring Frank to commit suicide, her hair band is falling down. But in the next cut it is already fixed, although her arms are inside the bag (so she couldn't fix it herself). See more »

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Frank: Good night, Juno.
Roxy: Fuck you, Frank.
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The character that tries to buy Roxy at the diner is listed as "The Pancake Eating Pedophile". See more »

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References The Deer Hunter (1978) See more »

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It's Oh So Quiet!
Music by Hans Lang and English lyrics by Bert Reisfeld
Performed by Betty Hutton
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Captures our age of narcissism and stupidity
17 September 2011 | by (Toronto) – See all my reviews

I saw this movie's premiere at the Toronto Film Festival. I loved it. Bobcat Goldthwait has given us a hilarious comedy that perfectly satirizes our self-centred, celebrity-obsessed, uncritical age. Throughout the dark comedy Joel Murray delivers a perfect performance as one of the last thinking men, who has grown weary of life and society. In between the action and the comedy, Joel Murray's character delivers scathing indictments of society that had the Toronto audience break out into spontaneous applause. Besides being hilarious, this movie is really an interesting exploration of the insensitivity and thoughtlessness of modern popular culture. This movie is the antidote our "reality show," celebrity-obsessed, know-nothing-and-proud-of-it culture. The film's outlandish violence perfectly captures Horace Walpole's epigram, "This world is a comedy to those that think, a tragedy to those that feel." Unfortunately, as the movie points out, few people are now capable of either thinking or feeling.


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