Bobcat Goldthwait's "God Bless America" is what you get when you marry "Natural Born Killers" with "Network" and "Falling Down". Yes that is an immoral marriage that would explode in a nanosecond. Yet that's what we get.


It is a film that graphically tells what many of us are thinking when we watch what is on television and then have to face the real world. It could also be a reminder about the Norwegian mass murderer Anders Behring Breivik and the things that set him off.


Frank (Joel Murray - Bill Murray's brother) is having a bad day, like so many people do. He is laid off from his job then learns he is dying. The last thing he really needed to do is turn on the television.

When he does, he is faced with the same non-stop crap-o-rama that is today's television. An American Idol-like show that features a fat kid who can't sing and tried killing himself when he was voted off.


And then there is the baby crying next door. Crying and crying and crying through what must be less than paper thin walls. Frank has had enough and while contemplating briefly killing himself, he decides to start killing a few idiots instead.


The first victim is a sixteen year old girl who throws a tantrum because her parents didn't give her the right car. She's gotta go! Blam!


After wasting the first victim he gains an ally in the form of a teenage girl named Roxy (Tara Lynne Barr) who is seriously whack. But like in Oliver Stone's "Natural Born Killers", she is a homicidal wacko looking for an excuse.

Thus Roxy and Frank begin a murderous cross country relationship that is both immoral in the body count, but against the morals laws. The immoral killing the idiots - nice!


While the first 45- minutes provides the why and the how, it bogs down after the killing spree begins with a redundant array of murders. Franks righteous rants start to become routine and you can't help but wonder where are the police?


Still Goldwaith does an affective job of venting dissatisfaction with today's society and how things that were once standard are now considered offensive and threatening to today's youth. Much like his "World's Greatest Dad" there is a profound message beneath the humor.


"God Bless America" is a movie that today's younger generation will probably enjoy as satire, but the older generations will quietly smile in utter agreement.   -- GEOFF BURTON