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God Bless America

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Frank (Joel Murray) has had enough of the downward spiral of American culture. Divorced, recently fired, and possibly terminally ill, Frank truly has nothing left to live for. But instead of taking his own life, he buys a gun and decides to take out his frustration on the cruelest, stupidest, most intolerant people he can imagine -- starting with some particularly odious reality television stars. Frank finds an unusual accomplice in a high-school student named Roxy (Tara Lynne Barr), who shares his sense of rage and disenfranchisement. Together they embark on a nationwide assault on our country’s most irritating celebrities. Written and Directed by taboo-busting filmmaker and comedian Bobcat Goldthwait (Shakes the Clown, Sleeping Dogs Lie, World’s Greatest Dad), GOD BLESS AMERICA is a truly dark and very funny comedy for anyone who’s had enough of the dumbing down of our society.


Written and Directed by
Bobcat Goldthwait

Darko Entertainment Presents

In Association with Jerkschool Productions

Produced by
Sean McKittrick
Jeff Culotta

Executive Producers
Edward H. Hamm, Jr.

Sarah de Sa Rego
Jim Goldthwait
Jason Stewart

Bradley Stonesifer

Production Designer
Natalie Sanfilippo

Jason Stewart
David Hopper

Costume Designer
Sarah de Sa Rego

Original Score
Matt Kollar

Music Supervisor
Linda Cohen

Robert McGee, C.S.A. and Ruth Lambert, C.S.A.

Line Producer
Angela Sostre

Mark Moran

First Assistant Director
Jim Goldthwait

Second Assistant Director
Joe Moore


Joel Murray Frank
Tara Lynne Barr Roxy
Melinda Page Hamilton Alison
Mackenzie Brooke Smith Ava
Rich McDonald Brad
Maddie Hasson Chloe
Larry Miller Chloe’s Dad
Dorie Barton Chloe’s Mom
Travis Wester Ed
Lauren Phillips Ed's Wife


“SCATHINGLY HYSTERICAL. Imagines Network’s Peter Finch as not just mad as hell, but also packing heat against entitled reality-star brats and double-parking douchebags.” - Aaron Hillis, Village Voice

“IT’S ONLY MAY AND I ALREADY HAVE MY FAVORITE FILM OF THE YEAR - AS ACIDIC AND FUNNY A MOVIE AS YOU’RE LIKELY TO SEE THIS YEAR. An antidote to the current state of popular culture and media.” – Marshall Fine, Huffington Post

“OUTRAGEOUS AND WILDLY, INAPPROPRIATELY FUNNY. It may turn out to be my favorite viewing experience of the festival.” – Marshall Fine, Huffington Post

“ONE OF THE MOST BITING CINEMATIC DEPICTIONS EVER MADE ABOUT THE DECLINE OF CONTEMPORARY AMERICAN CIVILIZATION. It’s also entertainment in its purest form, as touching as it is funny.” – Laura Kern, Film Comment

“BLOODY BRILLIANT AND FUNNY AS HELL. A joyously dark-humored rant against reality show/trash talk/American Idol popular culture. IT”S TAXI DRIVER FOR THE TMZ GENERATION.” – Dennis Dermody, Paper

“AMAZING. I LOVE THIS FILM. I literally felt like I was hyperventilating laughing at the film.” – Harry Knowles, Ain’t It Cool News

“STINGINGLY FUNNY. The leads are so agreeable that you may find yourself rooting for ‘the bad guys’.” – Colin Covert, Minneapolis Star-Tribune

“DARKLY COMEDIC, SUBVERSIVE, RAGE-FILLED AND INFINITELY CHARMING. I haven’t quite laughed this hard since Bobcat Goldthwait’s last movie. Brilliantly executed on all levels, Goldthwait proves himself to be in complete control.” – Neil Miller, Film School Rejects

“An oddball road-trip comedy crossed with a furious social critique," Mark Olsen, LA Times

“A movie that audiences will have a lot of fun with and then quote amongst their friends for years to come. Bob Goldthwaite, of all f-ing people, is turning out to be the Frank Capra of our crass, self-involved, disconnected era.” – David Poland, Movie City News

"THE BEST AMERICAN COMEDY OF THE YEAR. Savage and wise." - Peter A. Martin, Twitch

“If you have any complaints about current American culture, this is a comedy for you.” – Christopher Campbell, Movies.com

“Goldthwait manages to show ruthless murderers in a way that doesn’t feel mean-spirited, but is funny, entertaining and even quite sweet at times. Grade A-” -Perri Nemeroff, Shockya

“Full of punchy energy and a sense of catharsis about getting away from all the stupid places pop culture can take us.” – Katey Rich, Cinemablend


Date for DVD release subject to change.