ORIGINAL TITLE: American Dreamz
2006 Watch the trailer
RUNNING TIME: 107 min.
COUNTRY: United States
DIRECTOR: Paul Weitz
SCREENWRITER: Paul Weitz
COMPOSER: Stephen Trask
CINEMATOGRAPHER: Robert Elswit
CAST: Hugh Grant,Mandy Moore, Dennis Quaid, Willem Dafoe, Marcia Gay Harden, JenniferCoolidge, Chris Klein, Shohreh Aghdashloo, Sam Golzari, Seth Meyers,John Cho, Carmen Electra
STUDIO/PRODUCER: Univesal Pictures
OFFICIAL WEB: http://www.americandreamzmovie.com/
SYNOPSIS: On the morning of his re-election, the President (Quaid)decides to read the newspaper for the first time in four years. Thisstarts him down a slippery slope. He begins reading obsessively,reexamining his black and white view of the world, holing up in hisbedroom in his pajamas. Frightened by the President's apparent nervousbreakdown, his Chief of Staff (Dafoe) pushes him back into thespotlight, booking him as a guest judge on the television ratingsjuggernaut (and the President's personal fave), the weekly talent showAmerican Dreamz.
America can't seem to get enough of American Dreamz, hosted byself-aggrandizing, self-loathing Martin Tweed (Grant), ever on thelookout for the next insta-celebrity. His latest crop of hopefulsincludes Sally (Moore), a conniving steel magnolia with a devoted,dopey veteran boyfriend (Klein), and Omer, a recent SouthernCalifornian immigrant (who just happens to be a bumbling, show tunesinging, would-be terrorist awaiting activation). When both Sally andOmer make it to the final round of Dreamz-where the President will bejudging along with Tweed-the stage is set for a show the nation willnever forget.