Go Back  DVD Talk Forum > Entertainment Discussions > Movie Talk
Reload this Page >

God Bless America (Goldthwait, 2012) - Man and 16-year old girl on crime spree

Movie Talk A Discussion area for everything movie related including films In The Theaters

God Bless America (Goldthwait, 2012) - Man and 16-year old girl on crime spree

Old 09-12-11, 12:32 PM
  #1  
DVD Talk Limited Edition
Thread Starter
 
MrSmearkase's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Ayer, MA
Posts: 5,259
Received 2 Likes on 2 Posts
God Bless America (Goldthwait, 2012) - Man and 16-year old girl on crime spree





Loveless, jobless, possibly terminally ill, Frank (Joel Murray) 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 (Tara Lynne Barr), who shares his sense of rage and disenfranchisement.
Potential plot spoiler from excerpt from an interview with Goldthwait;
Spoiler:
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.


No official trailer yet, but the film did screen at Toronto last week. World's Greatest Dad was one of my favorite movies the year that it came out, so I am definitely looking forward to another black comedy from Goldthwait.

Old 09-12-11, 12:36 PM
  #2  
Banned
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Formerly known as "Solid Snake PAC"/Denton, Tx
Posts: 39,239
Likes: 0
Received 3 Likes on 3 Posts
Re: God Bless America (Goldthwait, 2012) - Man and 16-year old girl on crime spree

I'm game.
Old 09-12-11, 12:38 PM
  #3  
Moderator
 
Groucho's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2000
Location: Salt Lake City, Utah
Posts: 71,383
Received 120 Likes on 82 Posts
Re: God Bless America (Goldthwait, 2012) - Man and 16-year old girl on crime spree

Bobcat Goldthwait? Golly, African-American, that's all you had to say!
Old 09-12-11, 01:09 PM
  #4  
DVD Talk Hero
 
Join Date: May 2001
Posts: 37,511
Received 147 Likes on 116 Posts
Re: God Bless America (Goldthwait, 2012) - Man and 16-year old girl on crime spree

I loved World's Greatest Dad so I'm game for this.
Old 09-12-11, 01:16 PM
  #5  
DVD Talk Platinum Edition
 
Join Date: Sep 2003
Location: Ontario, Canada
Posts: 3,586
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Re: God Bless America (Goldthwait, 2012) - Man and 16-year old girl on crime spree

That spoiler description makes me smile inside. No sarcasm. I must see this.
Old 09-12-11, 03:08 PM
  #6  
Moderator
 
Geofferson's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2000
Location: The Village Green
Posts: 39,630
Received 65 Likes on 54 Posts
Re: God Bless America (Goldthwait, 2012) - Man and 16-year old girl on crime spree

World's Greatest Dad was great -- curious to see how this turns out.
Old 09-12-11, 04:45 PM
  #7  
DVD Talk Gold Edition
 
Join Date: Jul 2003
Location: Lower Appalachia
Posts: 2,908
Likes: 0
Received 1 Like on 1 Post
Re: God Bless America (Goldthwait, 2012) - Man and 16-year old girl on crime spree

Shakes the Clown - check
World's Greatest Dad - check
Sleeping Dogs Lie - check

I will see this.

Last edited by obscurelabel; 09-12-11 at 05:07 PM.
Old 09-12-11, 05:29 PM
  #8  
DVD Talk Hero
 
PopcornTreeCt's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Posts: 25,913
Likes: 0
Received 2 Likes on 2 Posts
Re: God Bless America (Goldthwait, 2012) - Man and 16-year old girl on crime spree

Yeah that spoiler sold me.
Old 09-13-11, 03:47 PM
  #9  
DVD Talk Legend
 
Join Date: Aug 2002
Location: Bay Area, CA
Posts: 14,806
Received 1 Like on 1 Post
Re: God Bless America (Goldthwait, 2012) - Man and 16-year old girl on crime spree

Worlds Greatest Dad sucked, so I'll wait for reviews here.
Old 09-13-11, 10:07 PM
  #10  
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2002
Location: Toronto, Ontario, CANADA
Posts: 366
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Re: God Bless America (Goldthwait, 2012) - Man and 16-year old girl on crime spree

Magnolia's Magnet Releasing Picks Up 'God Bless America'
Old 09-13-11, 11:35 PM
  #11  
DVD Talk Legend
 
Charlie Goose's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2000
Location: Sesame Street (the apt. next to Bob's)
Posts: 20,198
Likes: 0
Received 4 Likes on 4 Posts
Re: God Bless America (Goldthwait, 2012) - Man and 16-year old girl on crime spree

I thought STC was godawful, but I loved WGD. This looks pretty sick. In a good way.
Old 01-18-12, 08:40 PM
  #12  
DVD Talk Limited Edition
Thread Starter
 
MrSmearkase's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Ayer, MA
Posts: 5,259
Received 2 Likes on 2 Posts
Re: God Bless America (Goldthwait, 2012) - Man and 16-year old girl on crime spree

New poster and release date info;

God Bless America will hit VOD and digital platforms on April 6 and then open in some theaters starting May 11.
Old 01-18-12, 09:04 PM
  #13  
Banned
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Formerly known as "Solid Snake PAC"/Denton, Tx
Posts: 39,239
Likes: 0
Received 3 Likes on 3 Posts
Re: God Bless America (Goldthwait, 2012) - Man and 16-year old girl on crime spree

I like the poster. I await a trailer.
Old 01-19-12, 12:45 PM
  #14  
DVD Talk Hero
 
Join Date: May 2001
Posts: 37,511
Received 147 Likes on 116 Posts
Re: God Bless America (Goldthwait, 2012) - Man and 16-year old girl on crime spree

I'm rather meh on the poster but still looking forward to the movie.
Old 01-19-12, 02:20 PM
  #15  
DVD Talk Hall of Fame
 
Join Date: Jul 1999
Posts: 8,466
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Re: God Bless America (Goldthwait, 2012) - Man and 16-year old girl on crime spree

In for Joel Murray and that spoiler.
Old 01-28-12, 03:05 PM
  #16  
Banned
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Formerly known as "Solid Snake PAC"/Denton, Tx
Posts: 39,239
Likes: 0
Received 3 Likes on 3 Posts
Re: God Bless America (Goldthwait, 2012) - Man and 16-year old girl on crime spree

Alright...I'm game.
Also warning. Turn off the autoplay function.
<object width="512" height="288"><param name="movie" value="http://www.hulu.com/dailymotion/http%3A%2F%2Fwww.hulu.com%2Fwatch%2F323440%2Fmovie-trailers-god-bless-america/embed/srVGpTVdB74W60YwSyZf6g"></param><param name="allowFullScreen" value="true"></param><embed src="http://www.hulu.com/dailymotion/http%3A%2F%2Fwww.hulu.com%2Fwatch%2F323440%2Fmovie-trailers-god-bless-america/embed/srVGpTVdB74W60YwSyZf6g" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" width="512" height="288" allowFullScreen="true"></embed></object>
Old 01-28-12, 03:12 PM
  #17  
DVD Talk Platinum Edition
 
Join Date: Jun 2002
Posts: 3,633
Likes: 0
Received 1 Like on 1 Post
Re: God Bless America (Goldthwait, 2012) - Man and 16-year old girl on crime spree



This looks a little like Falling Down stripped of all its gravitas. A sort of indie remake. I got tired of them gleefully gunning people down after only a two minute trailer.

Still think I'll see it though.
Old 01-28-12, 10:04 PM
  #18  
DVD Talk Hero
 
Join Date: May 2001
Posts: 37,511
Received 147 Likes on 116 Posts
Re: God Bless America (Goldthwait, 2012) - Man and 16-year old girl on crime spree

I'm down for this. Not the best trailer but the comedy beats were there. I just hope the film also has the emotional punch of World's Greatest Dad. That film managed to be darkly funny and touching.
Old 01-28-12, 10:20 PM
  #19  
DVD Talk Hall of Fame
 
Osiris3657's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Houston, TX
Posts: 9,616
Received 188 Likes on 131 Posts
Re: God Bless America (Goldthwait, 2012) - Man and 16-year old girl on crime spree

I'm very intrigued by this. I'll see it.
Old 01-30-12, 12:08 AM
  #20  
Banned
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Posts: 405
Likes: 0
Received 1 Like on 1 Post
Re: God Bless America (Goldthwait, 2012) - Man and 16-year old girl on crime spree

Originally Posted by Tarantino View Post
Worlds Greatest Dad sucked

If by sucked you mean kicked ass then yeah, World Greatest Dad definitely "sucked".
Old 01-30-12, 12:33 AM
  #21  
DVD Talk Hero
 
PopcornTreeCt's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Posts: 25,913
Likes: 0
Received 2 Likes on 2 Posts
Re: God Bless America (Goldthwait, 2012) - Man and 16-year old girl on crime spree

This looks awesome.
Old 01-30-12, 12:55 AM
  #22  
DVD Talk Platinum Edition
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: STL
Posts: 3,197
Likes: 0
Received 1 Like on 1 Post
Re: God Bless America (Goldthwait, 2012) - Man and 16-year old girl on crime spree

Originally Posted by Pizza the Hutt View Post
If by sucked you mean kicked ass then yeah, World Greatest Dad definitely "sucked".
I concur.
Old 01-31-12, 07:19 PM
  #23  
DVD Talk Ultimate Edition
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: OKC, OK
Posts: 4,352
Likes: 0
Received 1 Like on 1 Post
Re: God Bless America (Goldthwait, 2012) - Man and 16-year old girl on crime spree

I thought World's Greatest Dad was great.

This looks great as well.

I will see this based on the simple fact that I feel the same way Joel Murray's character feels when I am forced to sit through cable TV. I'm not saying I'd go on a killing spree but I'm not totally opposed to someone else doing it.
Old 01-31-12, 07:24 PM
  #24  
DVD Talk Hall of Fame
 
Navinabob's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Bay Area, California
Posts: 8,939
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Re: God Bless America (Goldthwait, 2012) - Man and 16-year old girl on crime spree

Falling Down crossed with Super. I'm game. So far his movies have not let me down.
Old 01-31-12, 07:35 PM
  #25  
Banned by request
 
Supermallet's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2000
Location: Termite Terrace
Posts: 54,150
Likes: 0
Received 5 Likes on 5 Posts
Re: God Bless America (Goldthwait, 2012) - Man and 16-year old girl on crime spree

Bobcat has gotten significantly better with each film he's done, so I'm really looking forward to this after the excellence that is World's Greatest Dad.

Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service - Do Not Sell or Share My Personal Information -

Copyright © 2023 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.