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American Dreamz
My Rating:
(out of 5 stars)
2.5 Stars
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Primary Location: First Saw: On DVD Saw at/with: family on DVD
Rating: PG-13 Year: 2006 Category: Comedy Musical
Director: Paul Weitz Time: 107 min. Writer: Paul Weitz

Reviews
Mine: This is not the funniest or cleverest film ever made, but it is a very unusual satire. To be sure, it will offend anyone who is a fan of American Idol, President Bush, or Al Qaeda. The jokes are cute but will not leave you rolling in the aisles. There are really good performances throughout, especially by Willem Dafoe and Dennis Quaid This film could have been more mean spirited, but they actually went out of their way to make all the characters empathetic. Some of the terrorist scenes are hysterical. Much better than expected.
Leonard Maltin/Plot synopsis: The new season of "American Dreamz," the wildly popular television singing contest, has captured the country's attention, as the competition looks to be between a young Midwestern gal and a showtunes-loving young man from Orange County. Recently awakened President Staton even wants in on the craze, as he signs up for the potential explosive season finale
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Cast
Hugh Grant Hugh Grant as:
Martin Tweed
Dennis Quaid Dennis Quaid as:
President Staton
Mandy Moore Mandy Moore as:
Sally Kendroo
Willem Dafoe Willem Dafoe as:
Cheif of Staff
Chris Klein Chris Klein as:
William Williams
Jennifer Coolidge Jennifer Coolidge as:
Martha Kendoo
Marcia Gay Harden Marcia Gay Harden as:
First Lady
Seth Meyers as:
Chet Krogi
John Cho John Cho as:
Ittles