American Dreamz

Follow
Released 2006

USER EDITOR

No Editor

User Score: 0

6.5
out of 10
User Rating
1 votes
0

SHOW REVIEWS
By TV.com Users

Movie Summary

Director:
Paul Weitz
Released:
2006
Rating:
PG-13

American Dreamz is a comedy film directed by Paul Weitz and released in 2006. The film was made as a direct satire, or roman a clef, of the Bush Administration and the popular reality television show American Idol. Former United States President Joseph Staton (Dennis Quaid) has just been re-elected President. As he wakes up one morning and decides to tune in to current events, he realizes he is oblivious to events concerning the last four years of history. Staton becomes frantic as he is now president and needs to be informed on all issues. He resigns to his room for weeks where he reads and attempts to catch up on current events. His Chief of Staff (Willem Dafoe) becomes concerned, and thinks the President should make a public appearance on television to help improve his ratings. Therefore, the President is arranged to participate as a judge on a reality television game show called American Dreamz. The show is helmed by Martin Tweed (Hugh Grant), a self-hating, impenetrable judge. As the show reaches its final rounds, with Sally Kendoo (Mandy Moore) and Omer Obeidi (Sam Golzari) competing for the winning title, an interesting secret involving the Obeidi family is revealed, and it involves action on the Presidents behalf! Two thumbs up!

moreless

Metacritic Score

  • 70

    Los Angeles Times Carina Chocano

    Grant's second coming as a rake and an egotist is the best thing to happen to his career since "Four Weddings and a Funeral." He is twice as enjoyable as the preening bad guy as he...

  • 40

    Variety Robert Koehler

    Combining a gallery of targets including President Bush, "American Idol," the Iraq War and the overarching theme of a nation of citizens held in the thrall of phony dreams, pic and...

  • 30

    The New York Times Manohla Dargis

    The jokes don't just fizzle into insignificance; they flop about with gaudy ineffectualness, gasping for air like newly landed trout.

SUBMIT REVIEW

    Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions

    FILTER BY TYPE

    More Info About This Movie

    Categories

    Arts, Comedy, Music

    Themes

    Musicals