In the world of right-now, it seems as if literally everybody wants to be famous. Thanks to the global phenomenon of reality television, literally anyone can be. From the Director of American Pie & About a Boy, Hugh Grant has never been better as the sleazy, self-centred host of the hugely popular television programme, American Dreamz. As the self-loathing Martin Tweed, Hugh Grant brings new aspiring Dreamz finalists that include Sally (Mandy Moore), a Southern belle who is sugar and spice in front of the camera and not-so-nice in real-life and Omer, a reluctant contestant with a penchant for show tunes. With the President of the United States (Dennis Quaid) serving as a guest judge of the final night of the season, the stage is set for an explosive show the nation will never forget.
Hilarious Satire on Reality TV
- American Dreamz review by PV
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You rated this film: 5
I watched this movie expected a lame comedy of the type Hugh Grant has done a great deal in recent years; however, I was pleased to find myself laughing at this larger than life satire of reality TV. It's a good fun movie, and manages to get in the president of the USA, white trash wannabee singers for Pop Idol type shows, Lot sof Jewish humour and slapstick, the middle east peace process and Islamic terrorists all in one movie! Tightly written and fund, this is one of the best comedies to come out of Hollywood in the last decade. Hugh Grant is good as the Simon Cowell tyep Brit in America, but other actors are excellent too. This type of movie never wins prizes (Oscars are of course reserved for boring films about Jews, Nazis, diabled people, and Britflicks about royalty) - but this movie is way more enjoyable to watch than most worthy po-faced Oscar nominees. I could watch this movie again right now! It is FUNNY!
Of course, we should never forget that the first of these Pop Idol and Popstars type shows started in the UK and the US bought the format!
American Dreamz - a very girlie night in film
- American Dreamz review by RD
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You rated this film: 3
Hugh Grant was great as always in this film, his dry wit is always a joy to watch. This film had some funny one liners in it and i would recommend watching this film on a sunday when there isn't anything else on. A bit confusing at times but the film makers get their message across. Not the best film ever made but worth watching just for Hugh Grant.