I’m a big fan of Bobcat Goldthwait, film director. I don’t know how well I remember his stand up, and I think he was selling himself short in a lot of his acting roles, but in recent years, he’s come out swinging with some of the best, most engaging and smartest films I’ve had the pleasure to force on my friends.
The best way to describe his films, I think, would be as moral fables. Sometimes aggressive, always committed, consistently funny moral fables. His latest, God Bless America, seems to be more of the same.
The film will premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival, and here’s how their program describes it:
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.
The story apparently starts when “the man” sees an episode of something like My Super Sweet 16 and decides to kill the girl who starred in it. After tracking her down and committing that murder, he’s confronted by one of her peers who asks if he was responsible for the killing… but instead of reprimanding him or screaming for police, she joins him, and they team up to kill and kill again.
Two of the following stills appeared on the TIFF website, whereas the third was tweeted by their Midnight Madness account. All three make me very keen to see the film indeed.
Is that some kind of Carrie riff?
It obviously doesn’t pay to be standing too close to your airheaded, gristle-limbed, grue-gutted friends during a highschool massacre. Not if you don’t want bits of BFF in your do.