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American Dreamz

Rating:PG-13 (for brief strong language and some sexual references.)
Genre:Comedy, Drama
Release Date:April 21, 2006
Running time:115 minutes
Cast:Hugh Grant, Dennis Quaid, Mandy Moore, Marcia Gay Harden, Willem Dafoe
Director:Paul Weitz
Producer:Rodney M. Liber, Andrew Miano, Chris Weitz, Paul Weitz
Writer:Paul Weitz
Distributor:Universal Pictures

Description: On the morning of his re-election, the President decides to read the newspaper for the first time in four years. This starts him down a slippery slope. He begins reading obsessively, reexamining his black and white view of the world, holing up in his bedroom in his pajamas. Frightened by the President's apparent nervous breakdown, his Chief of Staff pushes him back into the spotlight, booking him as a guest judge on the television ratings juggernaut (and the President's personal fave), the weekly talent show American Dreamz. America can't seem to get enough of American Dreamz, hosted by self-aggrandizing, self-loathing Martin Tweed, ever on the lookout for the next insta-celebrity. His latest crop of hopefuls includes Sally, a conniving steel magnolia with a devoted, dopey veteran boyfriend, and Omer, a recent Southern Californian immigrant (who just happens to be a bumbling, show tune singing, would-be terrorist awaiting activation). When both Sally and Omer make it to the final round of Dreamz -- where the President will be judging along with Tweed -- the stage is set for a show the nation will never forget.

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