God Bless America Bobcat Goldthwait's new movie is a burlesque that turns into a harangue that turns into a rampage. Joel Murray, looking like an office-drone Brian Wilson,… God Bless America Bobcat Goldthwait's new movie is a burlesque that turns into a harangue that turns into a rampage. Joel Murray, looking like an office-drone Brian Wilson,… 2012-05-11 PT104M Drama Magnolia Pictures
Movie Review

God Bless America (2012)

GOD BLESS AMERICA Joel Murray and Tara Lynne Barr
GOD BLESS AMERICA Joel Murray and Tara Lynne Barr
EW's GRADE
C

Details Limited Release: May 11, 2012; Length: 104 Minutes; Genre: Drama; Distributor: Magnolia Pictures

Bobcat Goldthwait's new movie is a burlesque that turns into a harangue that turns into a rampage. Joel Murray, looking like an office-drone Brian Wilson, plays a divorced dad snowed under by the derisiveness of American culture. He murders a reality TV star, then teams up with a misanthropic brat (Tara Lynne Barr), and the two go on a killing spree. Most of the film consists of them listing all the stuff they hate (NASCAR fans! American Idol! Folks who misuse the word literally!). It's like Falling Down remade by MAD magazine. (Also available on VOD) C

Originally posted May 09, 2012 Published in issue #1207 May 18, 2012 Order article reprints
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Weekend of Aug 17 Box Office Source: Rentrak Corp.
Rank Title Weekend Gross* Weeks on Chart Cume. Gross* EW Grade
1. $28.4 2 $117.6 C+
2.
Guardians of the Galaxy
Walt Disney Pictures
$24.7 3 $222.3 A-
3. $17.7 1 $26.1 F
4.
The Expendables 3
Lionsgate
$16.2 1 $16.2 B
5.
The Giver
Weinstein Co.
$12.8 1 $12.8 C-
6.
Into the Storm
Warner Bros.
$7.7 2 $31.3 D+
7.
The Hundred-Foot Journey
Walt Disney Pictures
$7.1 2 $23.6 B
8.
Lucy
Universal
$5.3 4 $107.5 B
9.
Step Up All In
Lionsgate
$2.7 2 $11.8 B-
10.
Boyhood
IFC
$2.1 6 $13.8 A
* in millions