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A cheerfully silly satire with an unfortunate lack of focus, American Dreamz takes aim at numerous targets, but isn't pointed enough for relevant social commentary. Read critic reviews

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Hoping to shock the president (Dennis Quaid) out of an apparent nervous breakdown, the White House chief of staff (Willem Dafoe) books him as a guest judge on the country's hottest TV talent show. With a ruthless host (Hugh Grant), a conniving singer (Mandy Moore), and a sleeper-cell terrorist in the mix, the stage is set for an unforgettable program.

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  • Jun 30, 2013
    the only time I laughed was the final scene with the president on the show. Hugh Grant is solid but the film is such a dud, really needed someone with biting satire skills behind the lense. a genuine miss from everyone involved
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  • Jun 30, 2012
    Average comedy that is much better than what I'd think this would be, American Dreamz had good moments of laughter. The cast assembled here are pretty good in their parts. The film pokes fun of American Idol and it does it very well. This isn't the best comedy around, but works well enough to keep you entertained. The film is fairly underrated and it does manage at being one of those films that is much better than what the critics said. I found this film to be very amusing and I'm not one who normally likes these types of films. I enjoyed the film and thought it had plenty of good laughs throughout the film. The script was imperfect, but worked well enough to be entertaining. I thought that Mandy Moore was great here and really was the best part about the film. If you're looking for a good comedy with some good laughs, then this film is for you. The cast make the film interesting and director Paul Weitz keeps the ball rolling in delivering the laughs. American Dreamz is not a perfect comedy, but for what it is, it's a mindless comedy that is underrated. The film is purely a mindless, enjoyable comedy. If you're in the mood for something fun, then give this one a shot, just don't expect anything great with the film. The film nonetheless succeeds at being funny despite its imperfections. The cast make it work well and the gags are funny. This a very good underrated comedy that is worth seeing.
    Alex r Super Reviewer
  • Dec 02, 2011
    This movie sucked, I hated every moment of it. It was unfunny, bad story, characters are idiots, and the ending was retarded.
    Bradley W Super Reviewer
  • Apr 04, 2011
    This movie sucked, I hated every moment of it. It was unfunny, bad story, characters are idiots, and the ending was retarded.
    Jim C Super Reviewer

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