GOD BLESS AMERICA
2.5 stars out of 4
God Bless America has a lot of things to say about reality TV, blowhard politicians, right-wing extremism, and the desensitizing role of violence. In fact, writer/director Bobcat Goldthwait, whose last effort was the underrated 2009 dark comedy World’s Greatest Dad, has so many things to say that he ends up making what amounts to a stand-up comedy routine coupled with a long-winded op-ed piece. Had this been a college term paper, it would no doubt read as a shrewd and entertaining take on the current state of pop culture, but Goldthwait has forgotten to actually craft a cohesive movie to support his opinions. One can agree with just about every point he raises while still admitting that as a film, God Bless America is a rather flimsy excuse for one angry diatribe.