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American Dreamz

In this dark-humor satire, Hugh Grant plays the competitive host of an amateur performance show called American Dreamz, who claws his way to the top of the ratings heap by picking divergent contestants (such as an Arab, a Jew and a "white-trash" girl with a soldier boyfriend injured in Iraq) and signing up the US president (Dennis Quaid) as a guest judge. Get the movie review and more. »


Overall: C
Violence: B-
Sexual Content: B-
Language: C-
Drugs/Alcohol: C+
Run Time: 107
Theater Release: 20 Apr 2006
Video Release: 16 Oct 2006
MPAA Rating: PG-13
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American Dreamz is rated PG-13: brief strong language and some sexual references

Cast: Dennis Quaid, Mandy Moore, Hugh Grant
Studio: 2006 Universal Pictures

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When does satire cross the fine line dividing dark humor from mean spirited? Are we ready to laugh at gags involving terrorists and suicide bombers? Does the idea of a… 
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Why Is American Dreamz Rated PG-13?

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