If Bobcat Goldthwait made more movies, he might be a real cinematic treasure. Simply on the strength of Shakes the Clown and World’s Greatest Dad — especially the latter — he can claim one of the darker corners of American comedy as his own. World’s Greatest Dad is that very rare thing: a seriously funny comedy with great characters that is also one of the darkest, ugliest portraits of human nature I’ve ever seen. Naturally some of us who love that film want more.

And now Bobcat Goldthwait is preparing to oblige. He has been working on a few different ideas (a film version of a Kinks album, and a western) but it seems like he and Darko Pictures have landed on one in particular. During a recent appearance on Adam Carolla’s podcast the writer/actor/director gave up the premise for the movie.

I’ll let Bryan Bishop, a crewmember on the show, do the setup, as he explains a conversation about the movie: “He proceeded to describe some of the most horrific, horrifying things ever, and ended it with, ‘and it’s called God Bless America!'” Want to know what that horrific stuff is? A bit is after the break. Read More »


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