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 (Moore) and a showtunes-loving young man from Orange County (Golzari). Recently awakened President Staton (Quaid) even wants in on the craze, as he signs up for the potential explosive season finale.
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A washed up singer is given a couple days to compose a chart-topping hit for an aspiring teen sensation. Though he's never written a decent lyric in his life, he sparks with an offbeat younger woman with a flair for words.
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Martin Tweed is the host of a talent show called American Dreamz, and whilst he despises each new season, it's a hit with the ratings. Tweed decides it's time for a new and interesting batch of contestants, and sends out his team to find the weirdest bunch possible. Whilst all this is happening, the President of the United States is becoming more and more depressed, and relies on his Chief of Staff to talk him through everything, even into appearing as a judge on the TV show. Perfect news for the terrorists who use the talent contest as a way to reach the President. Written by
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American Dreamz is likely to be one of the overlooked and dismissed of the most puzzling and mysterious movie productions of 2006. It is a fascinating, confusing blend of comedy, drama yet and while not always executed well, it actually evokes a bold and daring attempt at movie-making. Both the lead characters played by Hugh Grant and Mandy Moore are not our American picture perfect personalities that the audience can like. It's actually Dennis Quaid's role as President that actually forms the foundation of this movie as his character develops and grows throughout.
Interestingly enough, this movie is a hard-hitting, serious drama of the rough and hardened role of television competition as well as the political machinations of government. This is a strange little drama wrapped up in the vestments of a supposedly a comedy that actually isn't. It's a dark comedy. The combination of comedy and drama, the director's attempt to capture the difficult subject matter in a tasteful manner that wouldn't alienate the entire audience wasn't completely successful. Yet underlying all the chaos, at its core this movie really did contain and present a rather nasty core of humanity, of acknowledgement between peers, of movement forward. In other words, this movie capture a little bit of real humanity and brought the audience a little further into the connection between human beings. Seven out of Ten Stars.
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