Tuesday, 10 April 2012

God Bless America

A brief extract from Bobcat Goldthwait's amazing new film 'God Bless America'.

It's a pretty gnarly ride, at points, a Taxi Driver for the age of reality television. And it has its flaws - some of the politics I felt were a little unexamined & PC, & the targets chosen by the latter-day Mickey & Mallory after a certain point seemed so personal & petty that, in the wider scheme of things, they seemed little different to the unthinking, self-obsessed masses they hate. So these things inevitably weaken the overall integrity of the premise, & the message one takes away from it.

But at the heart of this rare & unexpected movie are some beautiful, righteous & heartfelt pleas for sanity, magnanimity & human kindness rivalling anything Frank Capra could have come up with if he were still alive today.

Give it a look-see if you get the chance.

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