A charming, angry, and wry narrator draws the audience into caring about the situation long before the characters work their way into our hearts. The story takes very few narrative turns but makes up for it by having such a strong and well fleshed out concept, that nary a second is spent looking at the clock during this film. This is a film that constantly asks big questions. It occasionally insults the viewer and questions their validity as functional members of society. This movie never stops taking on big societal issues and taking aim at everyone and everything in its path, expect to think and laugh a lot. Many of these characters are people you already know. From entertainers to politicians to the couple next door who are eerily similar to the ones in the movie, God Bless America nails our current culture in terms of characters and how they affect society in general. The two central characters represent two different, yet equally disturbed, points of view on the current situation in the United States. Frank, our protagonist, is developed extremely well and his character arc alone is fascinating to watch. "I would defend their freedom of speech if I thought it was in jeopardy. I would defend their freedom of speech to tell uninspired, bigoted, blowjob, gay-bashing, racist and rape jokes all under the guise of being edgy, but that's not the edge. That's what sells. They couldn't possibly pander any harder or be more commercially mainstream, because this is the 'Oh no, you didn't say that!' generation, where a shocking comment has more weight than the truth. No one has any shame anymore, and we're supposed to celebrate it. I saw a woman throw a used tampon at another woman last night on network television, a network that bills itself as 'Today's Woman's Channel'. Kids beat each other blind and post it on Youtube. I mean, do you remember when eating rats and maggots on Survivor was shocking? It all seems so quaint now. I'm sure the girls from '2 Girls 1 Cup' are gonna have their own dating show on VH-1 any day now. I mean, why have a civilization anymore if we no longer are interested in being civilized?" -Frank
This quote occurs at the beginning of the film. This movie is one intelligent and angry breakdown of society after another, you need to watch this as soon as possible. God Bless America has a message that needs to be spread.