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New violent comedy 'God Bless America' wages war on reality television
Foxnews.com ^ | May 14, 2012 | By Hollie McKay

Posted on 05/14/2012 12:24:49 PM PDT by US Navy Vet

Edgy filmmaker Bobcat Goldthwait is sick of the dumbing-down of America thanks to reality television, and has brought to life the dark comedy “God Bless America” to serve as a wake-up call regarding the downward spiral of our culture.

“The tipping point was that I was in London and they had a ‘My Super Sweet 16’ marathon on and there I was watching teenage girls throwing fits because their parents bought them the wrong BMW. I was aghast, then a ringtone commercial about an elephant breaking wind. I was offended,” Goldthwait told FOX411’s Pop Tarts column. “So this is a violent movie about kindness. Social media is accelerating, people no longer have conversations. They just comment.”

“God Bless America” centers on Frank (Joel Murray) who accidentally teams up with high school student Roxy (Tara Lynne Barr) who shares his loathing for stupid, intolerant individuals – particularly irritating reality stars. Together they travel across the United States, armed and dangerous with nothing to lose, in an attempt to take out those “who deserve it” and those who contribute to society’s decline.

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; Philosophy
KEYWORDS: bobcatgoldthwait; comedy; culturewar; godblessamerica; ivorytower; satire
...sigh...
1 posted on 05/14/2012 12:25:07 PM PDT by US Navy Vet
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To: US Navy Vet
Bobcat Goldthwait is sick of the dumbing-down of America

An obviously Irony challenged individual.

2 posted on 05/14/2012 12:29:07 PM PDT by Drill Thrawl (The United States of America, a banana republic since 1913)
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To: US Navy Vet
I'm so gonna watch this. Bobcat from One Crazy Summer:


3 posted on 05/14/2012 12:29:13 PM PDT by wastedyears ("God? I didn't know he was signed onto the system.")
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To: US Navy Vet

Can’t wait to miss that one.

http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Hollywood/2012/05/10/goldthwait-edits-film-spite-big-hollywood-readers


4 posted on 05/14/2012 12:29:52 PM PDT by netmilsmom (Romney scares me. Obama is the freaking nightmare that is so bad you are afraid to go back to sleep)
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To: US Navy Vet

Nothing will top the prophetic movie Idiocracy.


5 posted on 05/14/2012 12:30:14 PM PDT by scott7278 ("...I have not changed Congress and how it operates the way I would have liked..." - BHO)
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To: US Navy Vet
Hey..there's one "reality" show that I really enjoyed this eyar...
6 posted on 05/14/2012 12:31:58 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both)
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To: Drill Thrawl
Bobcat Goldthwait is sick of the dumbing-down of America

Homer.

Shakespeare.

"Police Academy" series.

7 posted on 05/14/2012 12:32:17 PM PDT by Future Snake Eater (CrossFit.com)
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To: wastedyears

Why give money to someone who hates you?

http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Hollywood/2012/05/10/god-bless-america-review


8 posted on 05/14/2012 12:32:34 PM PDT by netmilsmom (Romney scares me. Obama is the freaking nightmare that is so bad you are afraid to go back to sleep)
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To: scott7278

The Kardashians make the people in Idiocracy look like geniuses.


9 posted on 05/14/2012 12:33:02 PM PDT by dfwgator (Don't wake up in a roadside ditch. Get rid of Romney.)
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To: US Navy Vet

Bobcat Goldthwait is still around?


10 posted on 05/14/2012 12:33:54 PM PDT by Darren McCarty (The Republican Party is bigger than the presidency.)
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To: netmilsmom

I’ll stick with Matt and Trey.


11 posted on 05/14/2012 12:34:53 PM PDT by dfwgator (Don't wake up in a roadside ditch. Get rid of Romney.)
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To: US Navy Vet

Linkee not workee.

Seriesly, though, it sounds like Bobcat grew up. Not a zing - I know it takes some of us [*embarrassed look*] longer than others.


12 posted on 05/14/2012 12:35:21 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: US Navy Vet

I remember the Bobcat telling us that Bill Clinton was “obviously the better choice” over Bob Dole. I’m no Dole fan but at the time it would have been sweet if the spoiled Boomer Prez had been upended by the severely wounded WWII vet.


13 posted on 05/14/2012 12:35:23 PM PDT by Monterrosa-24 (...even more American that a French bikini and a Russian AK-47.)
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To: US Navy Vet

You had me until . . .

“I was offended,” Goldthwait told FOX411 . . . “

Goldthwait offended. Yeah, that would happen.


14 posted on 05/14/2012 12:36:23 PM PDT by StAntKnee (Add your own danged sarc tag)
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To: netmilsmom

Who said I needed to pay to watch it?


15 posted on 05/14/2012 12:38:19 PM PDT by wastedyears ("God? I didn't know he was signed onto the system.")
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To: US Navy Vet

Whoops, just read the review at post #4 - so much for the “growing up” theory.


16 posted on 05/14/2012 12:38:27 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: wastedyears

Bobcat was great in the movie “Scrooged”.

Singing Santa Claus in coming to town while trying to blast Bill Murray with a shotgun.

classic.


17 posted on 05/14/2012 12:39:01 PM PDT by Texas resident (November 6 - Vote Against obama)
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To: scott7278

re: “Nothing will top the prophetic movie Idiocracy.”

Absolutely correct!! If anyone reading here has never seen this - watch it. It is not kid-friendly language-wise, but it speaks volumes of truth. One of my favorite characters was the Chairman of the Dept. of Education.


18 posted on 05/14/2012 12:47:19 PM PDT by rusty schucklefurd
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To: US Navy Vet

I didn’t care for the movie and it was nothing new at all. The story has been done before. It is a typical Magnet/Magnolia film.


19 posted on 05/14/2012 12:49:10 PM PDT by moviefan8
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To: US Navy Vet

I know I’m offended by this.

Really, the girl is holding an SKS when she should be using an American made AR-15. The only reason the producers went with the SKS is because you KNOW they’ll call it an ‘Ak-47’ in the promotional materials.


20 posted on 05/14/2012 1:13:55 PM PDT by MeganC (No way in Hell am I voting for Mitt Romney. Not now, not ever. Deal with it.)
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To: MeganC

She is holding an AK, not a SKS.


21 posted on 05/14/2012 1:16:46 PM PDT by Tijeras_Slim
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To: scott7278
I read in another thread that a Yugoslavian is facing "rehabilitation" for actions during WWII and my first thought was: Beefmaster and the Dildozer??
22 posted on 05/14/2012 1:39:27 PM PDT by tumblindice (Our new, happy lives.)
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To: US Navy Vet

Operation Repo is completely staged. It’s scripted. They are all actors on that show.


23 posted on 05/14/2012 2:21:56 PM PDT by Signalman ( November, 2012-The End of an Error)
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To: wastedyears

>>Who said I needed to pay to watch it?<<

Hehehe.
I see!


24 posted on 05/14/2012 5:34:07 PM PDT by netmilsmom (Romney scares me. Obama is the freaking nightmare that is so bad you are afraid to go back to sleep)
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