God Bless America (2011) Wr/Dir: Bobcat Goldthwait
So, I just finished watching an incredible film, one that I wish I saw 2 years ago. God Bless America is a harrowing tale of pop culture, mindlessness, and somewhat basic human reaction to the offensive ‘lifestyle’.
Every shot is planned meticulously, beautiful colours and incredible locations. If I could have worked on a film, I think this would be it. Juxtapose this beauty of visual film with the ugliness of the context, and you have a absolute stonker of a film.
The characters are flawlessly flawed, with a constant commentary on what we consider acceptable in human behaviour. No one (or no hipster) is safe. You’ll be shocked first-laugh later (which is ever so slightly ironic within the paradigm of this film).
Such an intelligent film, if you haven’t watched this yet, please do, as it isn’t nearly as recognised as the amazing people that made it deserve. I think this would be the best film i’ve seen this year - and it’s only March!