Kevin's Review of God Bless America
God Bless America(2012)
Going to do an old review as I watch.
This sounded just my cup of tea when I read the review for it somewhere. Having Bobcat as the writer/director also sounded good. So I started and after the first couple minutes was very impressed.
It followed with a lot of intellectual dialogue criticizing modern society/culture. Several scenes were very familiar, maybe because it was portraying things rather realistically rather than me remembering things like them from other movies. Just bad taste commercials and everyday stupid people, we all encounter them, they are everywhere. But our hero Frank has no one to confide in, his attempts to connect with his daughter don't work, she's one of them, the ones who don't deserve to live because they have lost connection with every part of their humanity. He attempts to connect with some co-workers which doesn't work, he's about to give up and end it when...
must watch more but I kinda know where the story goes, let's see how it goes then.
2/3 through the film and Frank and Roxy are bonding well, though they are trying to make the world a better place and find some personal happiness it seems they're failing. Tara Lynne Barr, the young woman who plays the teen Roxy is very likable and a great actress, hope she has a long career. Joel Murray who is familiar but hasn't done a lot of tv/film but has some good stuff on his resume.
God Bless America so far has a few laughs and an intelligent but dark view of the world. Still so far it is falling into the "sad" film cetegory for me as I feel bad for both characters. Time to watch the last 1/3.