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American Dreamz (2006)

Imagine a country where the President never reads the newspaper, where the government goes to war for all the wrong reasons, and more people vote for a pop idol than their next President.

Original Title : American Dreamz
Director : Paul Weitz
Writer : Paul Weitz
Genre : Comedy
Music
Country : USA
Language : English
Producer : Kerry Kohansky , Rodney M. Liber , Andrew Miano , Chris Weitz , Paul Weitz
Music : Rick Garcia
Joe Lervold
Stephen Trask
Photography : Robert Elswit
Distributor : Universal Pictures
MPAA Rating : Rated PG-13 for brief strong language and some sexual references.
IMDB ID : 0465142
Official site : http://www.americandreamzmovie.com/
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American Dreamz (2006) - Paul Weitz
 

Starring

Hugh Grant Martin Tweed
Dennis Quaid President Staton
Mandy Moore Sally Kendoo
Willem Dafoe Chief of Staff
Jennifer Coolidge Mrs. Kendoo
Sam Golzari Omer Obeidi
Marcia Gay Harden First Lady
Chris Klein William Williams
Seth Meyers Chet Krogl
John Cho Ittles
Judy Greer Accordo
Bernard White Agha Babur
Tony Yalda Iqbal Riza
Noureen DeWulf Shazzy Riza
Shohreh Aghdashloo Nazneen Riza
Jay Harik Ali Riza
Adam Busch Sholem Glickstein
Haaz Sleiman Mujeheddin Captain
Nick Schutt Cameraman
Lisa K. Wyatt Aunt Edna
Beau Holden Uncle Fitz
Tim Rhoze Stage Manager (as Tim Edward Rhoze
Marley Shelton Jessica
Lawrence Pressman White House Butler
Aldis Hodge Soldier Chuck
Christianne Klein White House Reporter
Chao Li Chi Chinese Premiere (as Chao-Li Chi
Andrew Divoff Chinese Translator
James Gleason Journalist
Michael D. Roberts Journalist
Kevin R. Kelly Jouranlist
Mike Batayeh Terrorist Director
Sean-Michael Bowles Hip Hop Kid
Riley Gibbs Skate Punk
Jordan Havard Skate Punk
Joshua Wade Miller Paul (as Joshua Wade
Trey Parker Show Contestant
Niki J. Crawford Show Contestant
Samantha Jade Gibbs Show Contestant
Amir Mahmoud Show Contestant
John Griffin Show Contestant
Danny Ehrhardt Montage Performer
Natascha Corrigan Montage Performer
Sarah Culberson Montage Performer
Perrey Reeves Mami
Daniel Weiss Man in Line
Karen Gordon Sally's Makeup Artist
Carmen Electra Herself
Richard Bartlett Secret Service Man
Jerome Caldwell Secret Service Man
Andean Banks Back-up Singer
Jael Gadsden Back-up Singer
Maree Morris Backup Singer
N'Daba Divine Video Audition
Adrian Zaw Video Audition
Leopoldo Mandeville Dignitary (as Leopoldo Papi Mandeville
Bruce Garrick Crew Member
P.D. Mani Cohort
Sathanath Nambiar Cohort
Sathyanath Nambiar Cohort
Fumi Desalu Sally's hair dresser
Sue Fletcher Show Contestant
Derek Kazahaya Hairstylist
Sarita Michelle Hollywood Girl
Amelia Beaugard Iqbal's Personal Assistant (uncredited
Sinsu Co Performer (uncredited
John D. Crawford Studio Security (uncredited
Megan Evanich Makeup Girl (uncredited
Dave Huber Security Guard (uncredited
Candice Joyner Audience Member (uncredited
Kelly Knox Dancer (uncredited
Eric La Barr Crew Tech
Cameron Lee Studio audience (uncredited
Kira Legg Fan (uncredited
Wally Lozano Terrorist (uncredited
Kevin Makely Secret Service Man (uncredited
Cheryl Moore Sally's Neighbor (uncredited
Neal Orion Performer (uncredited
Hash Patel Feautured Terrorist (uncredited
Neil Patil Terrorist
Jia Perlich LA Girl (uncredited
Christian Reeve Terrorist Film Crew (Boom Operator
Jeffrey Ross Oscar (uncredited
Jacob Tawney Secret Service (uncredited
Ali Zamani Terrorist (uncredited
 

Plot

A satire who focuses on reality shows like American Idol. Sally's dream is to become a music star and to participate in American Dreamz show. In order to achieve this, she leaves her boyfriend and mixes up with the host of the program. Meanwhile, an Arabian boy travels to the USA to visit their relatives and, accidentally, he becomes a participant of the show. The president of the USA is kind of depressed, but the vice president comes up with the idea of a live presentation in the show.
 

Comments

Entertaining and relevant, 30 March 2006 Author: PeachHipGirl from United States I was quite pleasantly surprised by this movie.I didn't know much about it except that it was some sort of send-up of American Idol, it was directed by the guy who did American Pie, and it had some big name actors involved.This is what a mainstream satire should be. While some elements were overt, there is definitely more subtle commentary as well. The performances were all very sincere, which allowed me to be drawn in and entertained.I would also like to make a point to say that I do NOT think that the President character should be written off as a parody of Bush, as I heard some people saying as they exited the theater. While there are certainly elements of the character are clearly inspired by our Commander in Chief (present and past), it is not merely a caricature.Bottom line: This movie is going to be big.
 
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