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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

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  • The only likable characters are ebullient Omer (Sam Golzari), a show-tune-loving reluctant Iraqi suicide bomber who comes to the O.C., and earnest William (Chris Klein), an American GI wounded in Iraq, who are mirror images. show more

  • The movie stands as a genuine offense against the venerable and indispensable institution of satire.

  • 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

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