Comedian-turned-filmmaker Bobcat Goldthwait — yeah, the guy from the Police Academy movies– has been slowly churning out some of the best, darkest satire about the average modern American life since 1991’s Shakes The Clown. (If you haven’t seen that film, rent it NOW!) And after his all-hipsters-must-watch World’s Greatest Dad, which features Robin Williams best performance ever, everyone has been eagerly waiting for what he would do next.
Well, the “next” is here, in the guise of God Bless America – another stab to the heart of the sewer that is our current pop culture. The film star Joel Murray (Mad Men) as a suicidal man who’s completely done with the world but then soon turns his anger against those he thinks deserves it, like reality television stars, Taxi Driver-style. The Suite Life of Zack and Cody‘s Tara Lynne Barr joins him on his cross-country murder spree in a weird May-December possible romance that’s not unlike the one Murray’s brother Bill shared with Scarlett Johansson in Lost in Translation (with far more bloodshed).
Anyway, check out the red band trailer below and get ready for them bullets that be-a-flying.
God Bless America debuts On Demand on April 6th. It will be released in theatres for a limited time on May 11th.