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American Dreamz Review

American Dreamz Review

Synopsis :: The new season of American Dreamz, the wildly popular television singing contest, has captured the country’s attention, as the competition looks to be between young Midwestern gal Sally Kendoo (Mandy Moore) and  showtunes-loving young man Omer from Orange County (Sam Golzari). Recently awakened President Staton (Dennis Quaid) even wants in on the craze, as he signs up for the potential explosive season finale.

I had very low expectations going in to watch American Dreamz earlier this week since reviews were pretty bad.  Fortunately enough, I was able to enjoy myself thanks to this hilarious pair — Sam Golzari as Omer and Tony Yalda as Omer’s flaming cousin Iqbal Riza. (Iqbal has aspirations of winning American Dreamz but in the end winds up as Omer’s manager.)  American Dreamz is not Paul Weitz’s best work but hey, it still works. And on a sidenote, I can’t wait for Americanizing Shelley where Yalda will star as Happy Singh!!!  American Dreamz opens in theaters nationwide TODAY!

HOW TO WIN A FREE PRIZE PACK :: To win an American Dreamz poster, t-shirt (it says "Are You Sure That’s Dignified?" on it ) and hat, simply leave a comment in this entry with a valid email address (not published) by April 24 @ 7PM EST and a winner will be chosen at random.  Good luck!

UPDATE :: Congratulations, Katie!  Your prize pack is on the way!

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  • natalie

    I think that Mandy Moore is adorable, so I’ll probably end up watching this movie regardless of the reviews :)

  • Justina

    I’ve been waiting for this movie for months already. I’m so excited! :)

  • kelly

    i love mandy moore. she is so classy.

  • Erin Leigh

    I love Mandy Moore. She’s so , what’s the word, fresh. I usually really enjoy the movies that get bad reviews and I’m sure I’ll like this one as well because it has a great cast.

  • Becky

    I thought Mandy Moore was great in Saved! so I’ll probably go see this one too.

  • C

    i saw a free sneak preview not expecting much. but it’s actually really funny and i couldn’t stop laughing out loud at Omer’s cousin Iqbal.

  • Natalie

    I think this looks like a good movie! I really like Mandy Moore, so I will probably go see it soon!!

  • jonathan

    I want the free stuff!If you don’t pick me, you can no longer sleep in the bed.

  • Natalie

    I think this looks like a good movie! I really like Mandy Moore, so I will probably go see it soon!!

  • nayla

    this oughta be good. o/

  • Erica

    I’ve watched Mandy Moore before, and not all her movies have been the greatest, but we’ll see… At least she keeps to herself and doesn’t try to be in the limelight constantly

  • Erica

    I’ve watched Mandy Moore before, and not all her movies have been the greatest, but we’ll see… At least she keeps to herself and doesn’t try to be in the limelight constantlyPS Love your site

  • Alicia

    This movie looks hilarious! I love the commerical where the Seth Meyers character calls Mandy’s white trash, and then adds "but look what its done for Britney Spears," ….classic

  • Ann

    We had that screened at our campus last week, and it cracked me up so hard. So much funnier than I expected. My love for Dennis Quaid has been cemented. Mandy is adorable. OMAR IS THE GREATEST.

  • David

    I saw it a few weeks ago. It’s hilarious!

  • amanda

    Hugh Grant… :)

  • nancy zambrana

    I love mandy and she is a great comedy acctress. I can’t wait to get out of work to go watch this movie with my girls…

  • Ashley Adams

    I want to win!!!

  • Kristine

    One of the many films that I MUST see [ ...after APs :( ]

  • Wendell

    Woohoo!

  • Jude

    From that one picture, Sam Golzari looks pretty cute.

  • Shivani

    I have been looking forward to this movie for such a long time. The trailer looks good, hopefully the movie will not disappoint :)

  • LBK

    I saw this movie today. It was funny. I agree with you Jared that Omar’s cousin is hilarious in the movie…

  • J

    ugh…bad movie, stupid ending, so glad i saw it for free…..

  • JP

    I just saw it today too…I thought it was hillarious!! Mandy was great and so were the jokes on the Bush administration. hehe

  • Audrey

    I haven’t seen it yet, but I think it’ll be funny.. a song that includes dreamz with a "Z"… must be something good.

  • Audrey

    I haven’t seen it yet, but I think it’ll be funny.. a song that includes dreamz with a "Z"… must be something good.

  • danielle

    i’m so excited for this movie! looks hilarious!

  • Heather

    Thanks for the giveaway!

  • Xochitl

    i really want to see this movie, even though i have to wait till next week since i am being dragged to Silent Hill. Either way, i love mandy moore and the movie sounds so funny.

  • canadian dreamz?

    i saw it and didn’t really find it funny at all……mandy moore was really funny and so was the Omer guy and his gay cousin but i did not get any of the Bush jokes…..maybe its cuz i’m canadian and i don’t get it? like i got that they were making fun of Bush and how stupid he is but it just wasn’t funny…..good mock of american idol though they got it perfectly hugh grant basically IS ryan seacrest

  • Jennifer

    I’m was planning on seeing this but now I’m not sure because of the reviews

  • lia

    mandy moore in a new movie…that is great, whats even better is my town actually got it. i cant wait to go see, i dont care what ppl say about her movies, she is always good. Also a total plus is that fact that Hugh Grant is in this movie and he appears to be mocking that ryan dude from american idol…

  • Genevieve

    That ‘z’ at the end of the title KILLS me.

  • lisa

    I just saw this movie a couple of hours ago. I LOVED IT (I had doubts due to the so-so reviews as well). Omer and his cousin were definitely the highlight of the movie!! I never expect much from Mandy Moore but she always exceeds my expectiations. Oh, and Dennis Quaid was awesssome…!!

  • lisa

    I can spell. I swear. EXPECTATIONS.

  • ariel

    i love mandy and the weitz bros are great. i hope this is better than most of the reviews. and so glad to see hugh grant as something other than the charming bumbling romantic lead.

  • ~Katie~

    i actually still really want to see this movie!

  • Nicole

    This movie looks like one of those guilty pleasure type movies, but I’ve actually been hearing some good things about it just in the past 48 hours.

  • Dean

    WOW! I saw the movie yesterday and it was great! Mandy Moore continues to prove that she isn’t just a singer who can pull off acting, she is a real movie actress!Thumbs up!

  • David

    I love Mandy Moore! She just keeps getting better and better as an actress. I wonder if she still loves her man like candy?

  • hed

    cant wait to see it

  • hed

    cant wait to see it

  • Emily

    Yep, I heard it wasn’t that good but since you said you had some laughs maybe I’ll go and see it…is it worth $9? I had a free screening pass but i was busy boooooo.

  • pinky

    please enter me in the contest, thanks!