American Dreamz Reviews
Had a chance to re watch it recently. I do like Mandy Moore and the whole "American idol" take off angle seemed like it could be fun.
30 minutes in, and I remember what I didn't like.
All the political stuff and the terrorist bit... Just two story lines that don't go together, and it's just not funny enough.
I did keep watching. I guess there's something to it, but I could have been so much better than it was if they played up more on how the TV stations use the contestants and less on the other crappy stuff. There is enough serious movies about politics and terrorism without throwing it into this type of movie.
very very boring no point to it one of hugh grants worst films terrible
In this PG-13-rated comedy, the host (Hugh Grant) of an American TV talent program welcomes the opportunity to have the clueless U.S. president (Dennis Quaid) appear as a guest judge on the evening a contestant (Sam Golzari) plans to Jihad himself.
If the film were made in the vein of a Scary Movie or, even better, an Airplane romp, its place on the comedy mantle would be secure. These films succeed as parodies. Dreamz, however, aims much higher, trying to conquer the broad satirical heights of Dr. Strangelove and, more recently, State and Main. And Dreamz, Senator, is no Strangelove.
Bottom Line: Bad Dreamz.