First Look at Bobcat Goldthwait’s Dark Comedy God Bless America


The Toronto International Film Festival’s Midnight Madness selection just got a little darker; Bobcat Goldthwait‘s new dark comedy God Bless America will be a part of the show and I couldn’t be happier.  If you saw his last film World Greatest Dad [read my review here] starring Robin Williams then you know dark comedy just might be what Bobcat is destined to give us, he’s good at it is what I’m saying.

God Bless America stars Joel Murray and Tara Lynne Barr, in a previous interview Bobcat described the film as follows:

There’s a middle aged guy and he’s at home watching a show like My Super Sweet 16, you know that show?…there’s always a horrible kid who gets everything she wants…”I wanted an Escalade! You ruined everything!” So he’s sitting at home watching a show like that, and he drives 400 miles and kills that girl — spoiler alert! — and then her friend, well not a friend, a classmate, is going “did you kill Chloe?” and he doesn’t say anything, and she goes “awesome.” So then they get in this stolen Camero and drive around and kill people. We’re hoping for a Christmas release.

Then there’s this short synopsis from the TIFF website:  It’s a Bonnie and Clyde for the 21st Century as a 45 year old man and a teenage girl go on a killing spree in comedian Bobcat Goldthwait’s angry and bloody black comedy.