American Dreamz




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You knew it was coming. In this lampoon of American Idol, filmmaker Paul Weitz manages to spoof not only the hit show, but the American political system as well. On Election Day, sitting US President Staton (Dennis Quaid) decides to have a look at a newspaper - for the first time in four years. Fascinated, he begins reading obsessively, day after day. Alarmed by this frightening turn of events, clearly a sign of a nervous breakdown, his Chief of Staff (Willem Dafoe) urges him back into the national spotlight by booking him as a guest judge on the TV sensation "American Dreamz."


America is obsessed with "Dreamz," which is hosted by the arrogant and self-obsessed Martin Tweed (Hugh Grant). The current slate of instant-celebrity hopefuls boils down to a contest between two favorites. Sally Kendoo (Mandy Moore) is an all-American gal from the Midwest, whose perfect smile camouflages a conniving nature, fooling America and her devoted boyfriend (Chris Klein). Omer (Sam Golzari) is a show-tune singing, bumbling, would-be terrorist who hails from Orange County and has infiltrated the show with the intention of causing terroristic havoc. President Staton joins Tweed on the judging panel for the show's finale … which promises to be a blast.


The cast includes Marcia Gay Harden (as First Lady Staton), Karen Gordon, Jennifer Coolidge, Seth Myers, John Cho, Judy Greer and Tony Yalda.


News Articles about American Dreamz  8/28/06 ‘Idol’ satire takes full advantage of its material

Setonian 5/12/06 ‘American Dreamz’ hits low note, misses high note

USA Today 4/28/06 Golzari is a big 'Idol' fan 4/27/06 15mins of fame

Washington Post 4/25/06 'Idol' Parody Hits Sour Note at the Box Office

Celebrity Spider 4/24/06 Hugh Grant: "Reality TV is For Freaks"

Jam! 4/23/06 Mandy Moore living the American dream

Celebrity Spider 4/21/06 Mandy Moore: "I Would Have Auditioned for American Idol

Chicago Sun-Times 4/21/05 American Dreamz - Roger Ebert review

Metro 4/21/06 Reality TV film bites

CSM 4/21/06 Slumbering satire in sour 'Dreamz'

AJC 4/21/06 'American Dreamz': A comedy of modern culture

Seattle Times 4/21/06 "American Dreamz": Fun performances despite too-tame script

Detroit News 4/21/06 Vulture culture

Houston Chronicle 4/21/06 Works best if you're in tune to political reality

Globe and Mail 4/21/06 American Dreamz **

NY Times 4/21/06 Paul Weitz's 'American Dreamz': An 'Idol' Clone With a Presidential Aura 4/21/06 'American Dreamz' billed as a comedy, but it's not funny

Toronto Star 4/21/06 Satire in the age of Idol

Boston Globe 4/21/06 American Dreamz Movie Review

Chicago Tribune 4/21/06 'American' idle

Orlando Sentinel 4/21/06 American Dreamz (2 stars out of 5)

USA Today 4/21/06 'Dreamz' has a grip on reality 4/21/06 When pop and politics collide

AM New York 4/21/06 'American Dreamz' just a tease


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