Tara Lynne Barr
Mackenzie Brooke Smith
In truth, I agree with ninety-nine percent of what Frank says in this movie, but the problem here is that Frank isn't saying these things, writer/director Bobcat Goldthwait is. These are his views and it's painfully obvious that he's ranting. I don't mind a social commentary or two dropped into a film, but for God sake dress it up like something else and don't be so "in your face" about it. FALLING DOWN shared a similar plot, but was more psychological. It wasn't a "feel good" movie by any stretch, but neither is this one, despite the happy go lucky tone they try to force down our throats. Cancer is a drag, I get that and agree wholeheartedly, but it doesn't justify murder no matter how big of a douche the person standing in front of you is. They really push for a THELMA & LOUISE/ MICKY & MALLORY duo here, but aside from the murder, things just get weird when sexual innuendos start popping up.
GOD BLESS AMERICA is more an attack on society's fade to black than it is a film. There's fun to be had for sure, but my suspension of disbelief has its limits. For one, you can't go around killing people these days (without masks, sorry Frank but your Miss Daisy hat doesn't count) without getting face recognition for one. There's no way these two would've gotten as far as they did, and that's not me being a hater, it's simply reality. And the payoff you ask? Forget about it, cause it ain't there. I won't ruin it, but it's a pretty big letdown. There was a interesting idea here, but they failed to mold it into anything valid, engaging or even entertaining (aside from the chuckle or two you have at the demise of various A-holes). I'm as cynical as the next guy and love me some noir comedy, but this just doesn't make the cut.
Behind the Scenes: Killing with Kindness: Not nearly as fun as it sounds, this is just closer look at the film production via interviews from cast and crew. You can tell that even they're freaked out by some of the stuff captured in this movie.
God Bless TV: Deleted and Extended Scenes: More faux reality TV commercials and the like and they're just as funny as the ones featured in the film.
Outtakes: Two words, short and awful.
Interview with Bobcat Golthwait, Joel Murray and Tara Lynne Barre: This is where it gets good. These guys know the can of worms they've opened and put it all on the table in a humorous and clever fashion. I applaud they're candor and integrity even if I don't agree with the overall process.
Roxy & Frank Music Video: A dry tune set the beat of stills from the movie. Yay.
Previews: There's a handful of trailers and some HDNET promos for the film.