Friday, April 21, 2006

Hmm, I thought it looked good.

American Dreamz, which I thought looked good, gets a horrible review from the NY Times this morning. Here's the front page blurb:
Hugh Grant and Mandy Moore star in this "seriously unfunny comedy," says Manohla Dargis.

You can read the whole review here (free subscription required). Dennis Quaid was on the Daily Show the other night promoting the film. Apparently, he plays a dumb president from Texas, who is controlled by his staff and then has had enough and decides to start reading the paper himself. He disappears from public view for three weeks while doing this, and his staff then sends him to be a guest judge on American Dreamz (American Idol) in order to improve his image. With (apparently) not hilarious at all results.

Still, with Hugh Grant and Mandy Moore, it can't be all bad, right?


Blogger BW said...

yeah, I'm with you. How can you mess up a parody of both the Bush Administration and American Idol while including Hugh Grant and Mandy Moore?

Sure, it's possible, but my guess is that this is one of those films that the critic types might not like, but people with low standards, like myself, may enjoy.

4/21/2006 12:37 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Rotten Tomatoes gave the film about 50/50: I'm betting a million dollars that I'm in the 50 that finds this really funny.

4/21/2006 12:45 PM  

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