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Still shot from the movie: American Dreamz.

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. »

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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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How can satire help us to better understand complex situations? Does it promote thinking of problems and ideas from a new perspective? Is satire capable of causing hurt or harm? How might the use of stereotypes influence our opinions about other people? What do you think is accomplished by the humor in this film?

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