If a conscious comedian were to start with a parody of Natural Born Killers and make it into a smart and thoughtful movie, that comedian would be Bobcat Goldthwait and that movie would be God Bless America. I'd tell people to watch it, but I'm afraid Freddy Rumsfeld would find me and start shooting.
I never thought the day would come that I would say this about a film created by Bobcat Goldthwait, but: this film is very near to being a masterpiece, and one of the greatest black "comedies" that Ive ever seen. It will definitely be on my list of the Best Films of 2012.
Hey Bobcat weren't you in those 'Police Academy' movies and that one show where you played a talking, stuffed rabbit puppet ...ya know, the one with girl with big tits running around all the time... that was a blatant rip off of 'Married with Children'. Oh did what you had do to earn a living...okay Bobcat okay
Goldthwait accuses Americans of being purely reactionary and interacting with the media, but his heroes purely react and interact with the media and have no real features or attributes that aren't in retaliation against shit. Nobility does not equal knowing that obvious crap is crap, it comes in individualization, clear minded criticisms, & not being so defeatist that you resort to killing anyone you can't convince.
While the social commentary is indeed in-your-face, I think it works with the film. Goldthwait is suggesting that some are so numb to their evils today that recognizing them obviously is the only way they'll understand. It's part of the criticism. Also, a chipper performance from Tara Lynne and a more subtle subdued Murray contrasted well. Really loved both characters; their relationship was handled with maturity.
Certainly doesn't know the meaning of subtlety but I'm pretty sure I've had dreams similar to this movie. A visceral and acidic attack on western trash culture and a sad eulogy for a lost generation of common sense and reason.