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.
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
A Satire on American Affixation of Reality TV, More Intellectual Than Expected But Still Rather Silly
I was able to catch a sneak preview of this movie in Jacksonville. I went to see this because its a sneak preview, and who doesn't love being one of the first people to see a movie no matter what its about. After reading up on American Dreamz (...with a z) a little bit, I was thinking that it was going to be pathetic, teenage humor not far from American Pie. I'm still not sure if I was wrong on that notion. I left the theatre unsure if I liked the movie or not, but I could say that I enjoyed it nonetheless. I found the relationship between Grant and Moore's characters so shallow that it was gratifying and Quiad's obvious interpretation of the President kind of humorous. But what I came away from this movie thinking is there are few things in this world more awkwardly original than a show tune singing terrorist.
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