Saturday, April 22nd, 2006 • 1 Comment on This Movie Rockz
Want to see a good movie? Go see American Dreamz. It just opened yesterday and, judging by the eight people in the theater last night, it isn’t getting the attention it deserves. This witty satire about American pop culture has a lot to like: Dennis Quaid plays President
Staton (and, yes, there is major Bush-bashing, however, there is a somewhat redeeming ending for the president) and Willem Dafoe is made up to look like Dick Cheney, though he plays the President’s Chief of Staff. The rest of the cast is terrific, including Hugh Grant, who plays a slimy television show host, and Mandy Moore as the small town girl willing to do anything to make it big. It’s not too edgy or deep, but this is a surprisingly clever little movie.
Oh, and not to give anything away, but you know that awful, obnoxious, annoying character in some movies that you wish would just die already, but they never do?