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American Dreamz PG-13

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DVD Features:

  • Rated: PG-13
  • Run Time: 1 hours, 48 minutes
  • Video: Color
  • Released: October 17, 2006
  • Originally Released: 2006
  • Label: Universal Studios
  • Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
  • Packaging: Snap Case
  • Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic Widescreen - 1.85
  • Aspect Ratio: Full Frame - 1.33
  • Audio:
    • Dolby Digital Surround Sound 5.1 - English, French, Spanish
    • Subtitles - English SDH, French, Spanish - Optional
  • Additional Release Material:
    • Audio Commentary: Sam Golzari - Star, Paul Weitz - Director
    • Featurette:
      1. Deleted Scenes
      2. "Center Stage: Sally Kendoo"
      3. "Dance Dreamz"

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Entertainment Reviews:

Rotten38%

TOMATOMETER
Total Count: 183

Spilled31%

AUDIENCE SCORE
User Ratings: 96,089
Rating: B- -- An all-over-the-map satire of American Idol where there are enough positives to outweigh the negatives. Full Review
Bowling Green Daily News
Nov 20, 2019
Rating: 2/5 -- American Dreamz is mostly pretty feeble stuff. Full Review
Guardian
Jan 27, 2007
Too broad and obvious to rate as satire, the film is finally neither focused nor acidic enough to say anything meaningful about the sorry state of the US. Full Review
Screen International
Apr 1, 2019
[I]ts farcical elements hit their mark....AMERICAN DREAMZ lampoons the public's appetite for mindless entertainment and easy distraction from serious concerns.
USA Today
Apr 21, 2006
They wanted to cover too many things, and in some cases they have stayed halfway. [Full Review in Spanish] Full Review
Espinof
Jun 27, 2019
The director of American Pie has set out to make a merciless satire of American media culture along the lines of Network, but his ideas are so commonplace that nothing registers except the bile. Full Review
Chicago Reader
Apr 1, 2019
Don't be offended, none of this really means anything, it's just a goof about a lot of dumb stuff going down around us. Full Review
Wall Street Journal
Apr 1, 2019

Product Description:

Known for the gross-out hit AMERICAN PIE and the charming dramedy ABOUT A BOY, director Paul Weitz once more teams up with several actors from his previous films for this satire about the state of America in 2006. Hugh Grant is perfectly cast as Martin Tweed, the greedy, self-despising producer and host of AMERICAN DREAMZ, an AMERICAN IDOL-like television program that chooses contestants more on the basis of their ratings potential than genuine talent. Unapologetic and calculated, Tweed recognizes something of himself in Ohio-bred, ruthlessly conniving contestant Sally Kendoo (Mandy Moore).

Dennis Quaid plays a pajama-clad President Staton, a character clearly modeled after George W. Bush. After taking a sudden interest in reading the newspaper, Staton grows confused and troubled by what he learns about his country and its international affairs. With the president refusing to leave his bedroom for weeks, the first lady (Marcia Gay Harden) and the Chief of Staff (Willem Dafoe) grow increasingly worried. Fearful that the president's laziness and newfound political awareness will cost him points in the public eye, the two orchestrate a plan that involves force-feeding him antidepressants and scheduling him for a spot as a guest judge on the finale of AMERICAN DREAMZ. Meanwhile, a terrorist plot unfolds, involving a planned assassination by another one of the show's contestants, the Broadway-dancing, theatre-loving Omer (Sam Golzari). AMERICAN DREAMZ boldly pokes fun at such touchy subjects as terrorism and takes humorous (and sometimes disturbingly accurate) stabs at such public figures as Simon Cowell, President Bush, Laura Bush, and Dick Cheney. By emphasizing the staged, false nature of both the political and entertainment realms, AMERICAN DREAMZ suggests that these worlds have more in common than first meets the eye.

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Production Notes:

  • Theatrical Release: April 21, 2006
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Product Info

  • Sales Rank: 16,312
  • UPC: 025192886324
  • Shipping Weight: 0.22/lbs (approx)
  • International Shipping: 1 item

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