If you’re only familiar with Bobcat Goldthwait as the comedian who always appears to be having some sort of screechy-voiced, on-stage nervous breakdown, then you’ve been missing out on Bobcat Goldthwait the movie director. Starting with Shakes The Clown, which the Boston Globe famously called “the Citizen Kane of alcoholic clown movies,” Goldthwait has created a number of disturbingly dark but funny looks and modern society.
His latest film, God Bless America which will premier at the Toronto International Film Festival, is set to continue that trend. The festival website has given us two looks at the film (below) and a short description of the film. (They also tweeted a third photo which appears to be an homage to DePalma’s Carrie.)
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.
Bleeding Cool expands on that synopsis with this –
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.
Well, I can definitely understand how watching a reality show about a bunch of monstrous spoiled teenagers could drive one to murder. I’ll be looking forward to this when it gets into general release.