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April 25, 2006

American Dreamz

American_dreamz_ver2 Writer/Director Paul Wietz ("In Good Company") tries his hand at creating a topical satire of our current American social-political crisis and comes up far short of capturing the brutal climate of a country running on the fumes of its dismembered civil rights. Hugh Grant plays Martin Tweed, a Simon Cowell-inspired host of an "American Idol"-inspired TV show called "American Dreamz." Dennis Quaid sits in for our faux President, and takes on the gargantuan task of suddenly learning about global affairs through international newspapers and books when he awakens on the first day of his re-election. Trashy Sally Kendoo (Mandy Moore) is a cutthroat "American Dreamz" contestant going up against Middle Eastern terrorist-to-be Omer (Sam Golzari). Sally’s duped boyfriend William Williams (Chris Klein) gives the story its climatic zinger upon his return from soldiering in Iraq. "American Dreamz" doesn’t even begin to approach the powerful genius of "Team America: World Police" as a truly scathing political satire.

Rated PG-13. 107 mins. (D) (One Star)


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