Above you'll find the movie poster for Bobcat Goldthwait's new dark comedy God Bless America. The movie is scheduled to show at the Toronto International Film Festival as part of the Midnight Madness selection.
Bobcat can make some pretty freakin' twisted films, I don't know if you saw his last movie Worlds Greatest Dad or not, but damn. That was one hell of an uncomfortable film to watch. It was a solid movie that kept my interest, and I liked it, but it was pretty depressing. I can only imagine that his new film God Bless America is going to be equally if not more twisted and dark than his last movie. Bobcat seems to be having a good time pushing the envelope and creating controversy.
God Bless America stars Joel Murray and Tara Lynne Barr, and follows a middle-aged man and a young girl who go on a go on a 21st century Bonnie and Clyde type of killing spree that is inspired by the hatred for crappy ass reality TV shows like what they show on MTV and VH1. You know? The kind that makes you want to puke.
In a previous interview Bobcat described the film as follows,
There’s a middle aged guy and he’s at home watching a show like My Super Sweet 16, you know that show?…there’s always a horrible kid who gets everything she wants…”I wanted an Escalade! You ruined everything!” So he’s sitting at home watching a show like that, and he drives 400 miles and kills that girl — spoiler alert! — and then her friend, well not a friend, a classmate, is going “did you kill Chloe?” and he doesn’t say anything, and she goes “awesome.” So then they get in this stolen Camero and drive around and kill people. We’re hoping for a Christmas release.
Then there's this short synopsis from the TIFF website:
It’s a Bonnie and Clyde for the 21st Century as a 45 year old man and a teenage girl go on a killing spree in comedianBobcat Goldthwait’s angry and bloody black comedy.
What are your thoughts on the films Goldthwait is making these days.