#123movies #fmovies #putlocker #gomovies #solarmovie #soap2day Watch Full Movie Online Free – Martin Tweed is the host of a talent show called American Dreamz, and whilst he despises each new season, it’s a hit with the ratings. Tweed decides it’s time for a new and interesting batch of contestants, and sends out his team to find the weirdest bunch possible. Whilst all this is happening, the President of the United States is becoming more and more depressed, and relies on his Chief of Staff to talk him through everything, even into appearing as a judge on the TV show. Perfect news for the terrorists who use the talent contest as a way to reach the President.
Plot: The new season of “American Dreamz,” the wildly popular television singing contest, has captured the country’s attention, as the competition looks to be between a young Midwestern gal and a showtunes-loving young man from Orange County. Recently awakened President Staton even wants in on the craze, as he signs up for the potential explosive season finale.
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Funny post-9/11 black comedy
Imagine a terrorist getting to the final round of an American Idol-type show so that he can bump off one of the judges – the President of the United States. Paul Weitz has a great and creative imagination to think up the plot of “American Dreamz,” a 2006 comedy that he wrote and directed.
The premise is that the President of the U.S. (Dennis Quaid) is the puppet of his chief adviser (Willem Dafoe) and has to have an earpiece so he knows what to say. At the beginning of the film, he’s reading newspapers and discovering that things in the world aren’t quite as they’ve been described to him. So absorbed is he in this new knowledge, that he won’t leave the residence, and rumors surface that he’s had a nervous breakdown or is ill. So his Chief of Staff mounts a massive publicity campaign, and one of the things he does is arrange for the President to judge the “American Dreamz” talent contest. Hugh Grant is the Simon Cowell character who also hosts the show. He wants a Jew and an Arab to compete, plus someone really yummy (Mandy Moore).
An idiot terrorist, Iqbal Riza (Tony Yalda) is sent to the U.S. to get him out of the way, and he lives with his cousins. His goal in life is to be on American Dreamz. However, the day the Dreamz committee arrives in response to his tape, his terrorist cousin Omer (Sam Golzali) is in his stage/basement setup doing a song from Guys and Dolls. He’s scooped up for American Dreamz, which makes Iqbal a) furious and b) his choreographer. The terrorist bosses devise a bomb that Omer will retrieve in the mens room to kill himself and the President – but he has to get to the final round.
This comedy is truly outrageous. I just wish we could have seen a few more numbers from Omer and his cousin – for me, the competition just made the movie. In my opinion also, it would have been funnier if the Mandy Moore character of Sally Kendoo had been below par – she actually was pretty good. When Omer went into “The Impossible Dream” and one of the terrorists criticizes the choice of song to his fellow cell members, it was hilarious.
It is incredibly nervy to show terrorists assembling pieces of a bomb for Omer to put together and juxtapose it with a mindless competition – nervy because it’s the old Hitchcock terror in normal places idea that is scary indeed.
After all Omer has been told about the evils in America, it must seem like a pretty silly place to him – but tempting – and he goes after the American Dream on American Dreamz. Sally Kendoo, looking for all the world like an innocent hometown girl, is anything but, as ruthless as they come, even taking advantage of an Iraqui vet she doesn’t love to pull in audience votes. Grant is appropriately sleazy as Martin Tweed, Quaid good as an out of it President just finding his own voice, and Marcia Gay Harden has a small but colorful role as the First Lady.
Most of the characters are sketchy and not likable – except for Omer and his cousin, who are a riot. If only real young terrorists were the way these two are depicted.
American Dreamz is about several things. First off it is about the president of the United States named President Staton who has been hiding from the public for several weeks and hasn’t made a public appearance in a long time. The film is also about a television show called American Dreamz which is a spoof of the popular television show American Idol and actor Hugh Grant plays the host of the show named Martin Tweed who is rounding up fresh talent to appear on his show. Two of the contestants include a bratty and self centered girl named Sally Kendoo and an Arab named Omer. Meanwhile to get the president out in the public his chief of staff books him as a guest judge on the final night of American Dreamz. Omer used to be at a terrorist training camp and once they hear about him being on the show with the president they plan for him to sneak a bomb in and kill the president. Lots of things go down on the final night of American Dreamz and a lot is satirized in this film including politics and American Idol and it’s one judge Simon Cowell. The movie has good direction, a good script, good comedic performances by the cast and good original music. For me American Dreamz started out a little weak like a lame television sitcom, but the more we got to know the characters and the more the story unfolded I found myself really liking this film. I thought the comedic performances were dead on and really made the film work and I also feel that the film had some sharp writing and a good script. There are funny moments in this script and there are also some sweet moments and some good pokes at politics and television reality shows. I found the film very entertaining and this is one movie where I had no idea where it was going to go or how it was going to end, but I was very pleased with the end result. This is a very original movie and works well as a satire and a comedy. For being very original, entertaining, sharp and with dead on comedic performances and some neat surprise twists I was very entertained by American Dreamz and I liked it a lot.
Original Language en
Runtime 1 hr 47 min (107 min)
Genre Comedy, Music
Director Paul Weitz
Writer Paul Weitz
Actors Hugh Grant, Dennis Quaid, Mandy Moore, Willem Dafoe
Awards 1 nomination.
Production Company NBC Ajans, NBC Universal Television
Sound Mix Dolby Digital, DTS, SDDS
Aspect Ratio 1.85 : 1
Camera Panavision Cameras and Lenses
Laboratory Technicolor, Hollywood (CA), USA (color)
Film Length N/A
Negative Format 35 mm
Cinematographic Process Spherical
Printed Film Format 35 mm (Kodak Vision 2383)