The latest comedy (if you want to call it that) is a satire about politics and pop culture entitled, American Dreamz. Sally Kendoo (Mandy Moore) is a pretty blond who wants to become a star and is picked as a contestant on the reality show American Dreamz. (It doesn’t take a rocket scientist to figure out which show this is spoofing.) She dumps her boyfriend William Williams (Chris Klein) and becomes involved with the host of the show, Martin Tweed (Hugh Grant) in order to win the competition. Meanwhile at the White House, Vice-President Sutter (Willem Dafoe) tells President Staton (Dennis Quaid) that in order to boost his sagging popularity he needs to go on American Dreamz as a celebrity judge. (Not funny.) Next, an Arab named Omer ((Sam Golzari) a recent graduate of terrorist school comes to the United States and accidentally becomes a guest on American Dreamz. As this story finally comes to an end, Sally tries every trick to win the competition while Omer tries to blow up the President during the season finale. The script for this film just isn’t funny. None of the bits work, the story limps from scene to scene and worst of all, a great cast is wasted. The movie is full of stereotypes like politicians who are idiots, contestants who are frauds and Arabs who are terrorists. Right – and all blind people play the guitar and wear sunglasses. Okay, I put in the last one for the fun of it. Did I mention that this movie just isn’t funny and during the show I was dreaming I was somewhere else? Well, I do remember smiling once or twice at the end so I’ll bump it up to a D+ rating.
This movie has been given a PG-13 rating by the MPAA
Although I am blind, I can appreciate a good movie as well as sighted individuals.
I rely more on a good story line than special effects.