• American Dreamz (2006)

American Dreamz

Release Date: April 21st, 2006

DVD Release Date: October 17th, 2006

PG-13 |1 hr 47 min

Plot Summary

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.

Cast: Hugh Grant, Dennis Quaid, Mandy Moore, Willem Dafoe, Chris Klein, Jennifer Coolidge, Sam Golzari, Marcia Gay Harden

Director: Paul Weitz

Genres: Comedy drama

Production Co: NBC Ajans, NBC Universal Television

Distributors: Universal Pictures

Keywords: Rivalry, Quest, Madcap, Hilarious, Rescue, 2000s

Ratings & Reviews

  • 50
    The Hollywood Reporter

    A film with none of the heart that has characterized Weitz's best work and none of the freshness of his most successful. show more

  • 75
    Roger EbertChicago Sun-Times

    The movie is more slapdash than smooth, more impulsive than calculating, and it takes cheap shots. I responded to its savage, sloppy zeal. show more

  • 75
    Mick LaSalleSan Francisco Chronicle

    The rare case of a movie that gets better as it goes along. show more

See all critic reviews on metacritic.com

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