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God Bless America (2011)

 -  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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$27,308 (USA) (11 May 2012)

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$122,029 (USA) (6 July 2012)
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The book that Frank lends the receptionist (briefly) is "Pride and Prejudice and Zombies" by Jane Austen and Seth Grahame-Smith and cover by America's Got Talent semi-finalist Doogie Horner. 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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Roxy: You're seriously not interested in me at all as a girlfriend?
Frank: What the hell are you talking about? I'm not a pedophile.
Roxy: So we're Platonic spree killers?
Frank: Yeah. And that's all.
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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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I Never Cry
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Been waiting so long for a movie this smart
8 April 2012 | by (Portland, OR (USA)) – See all my reviews

Bobcat Goldthwait's scathing critique on modern pop culture is vicious, unapologetically ugly and truly hilarious. Whereas Mike Judge's "Idiocracy" was a clever yet far fetched tale of humanity gone stupid, "God Bless America" uses, with absolute precision, a scalpel to peel back layer after disturbing layer of American shallowness and cruelty. Incorporating elements of mindless pop culture, media propaganda, and reality TV cruelty and bravado, this movie perfectly illustrates the all too real (and sudden) cultural cancer that people nowadays consider entertainment. It is simultaneously hilarious and morbid.

I read someone refer to this as Idiocracy meets Natural Born Killers and for a very generic descriptor that may suffice, but it is a far more intelligent movie than Idiocracy was (or even set out to be). Make no mistake about it, this is a very dark movie and there is more murder and blood than you could shake a swizzle stick at, yet the brutality is tempered with hilarity and witty observation that seamlessly keeps this movie always headed in the right direction - there is no confusion here, it knows exactly what it's saying.

I worry this movie may fly under the radar since the typical mainstream audience is pretty much the targeted subject material here, but I think this movie is an instant classic. It so eloquently dissects all the absurdities of modern American culture, the desire for fame and to be known, the need for attention, etc. The trailer doesn't do this movie justice -- it's really good!


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