Monday, April 24, 2006

American Dreamz with a Z

I went to see American Dreamz over the weekend. The film centers on a fictional talent competition reality show that bears an ever-so-slight resemblance to Fox Television's #1-rated program American Idol, with Hugh Grant playing host Martin Tweed, an acid-tongued cynic clearly modeled on Idol's Simon Cowell. Dennis Quaid plays President Joe Staton, a bumbling idiot from Texas who has somehow found himself anointed by God to be President of the Free World. I wonder who that character might represent....

Dreamz was fun and funny, although, as a blogger, I was a little disappointed that it missed many of the opportunities for political satire with a bit more "bite." Still, I recommend it.

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