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Just Watched American Dreamz

It's really not my fault. lexiconlover tricked me into doing it.

Just kidding. The truth is that K and I had added the Hugh Grant movie AMERICAN DREAMZ (yes, dreams with a 'z') to our list of movies to be watched on Netflix during the week and saved it until tonight to watch. I mentioned lexiconlover because she mentioned the same movie today this post .

I had seen snippets of the movie ages ago but didn't remember much about it, including the fact that Hugh Grant starred in it, until I happened to see it when searching through Netflix and then being reminded of it in lexiconlover 's post.

You have to watch the movie understanding that it is both a parody of modern talent shows and a political satire rolled into one. You also have to overlook certain issues of timing. If you are prior service and watch the movie you will understand what I mean by that.

It is a fun movie to watch, with an interesting twist at the end.

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LoudMan wrote on August 22, 2015, 9:46 PM

Another movie I'd also recommend is "Mud." I thought it was going to be a "stupid chick flick" but, no. It blew me away

DWDavisRSL wrote on August 22, 2015, 9:52 PM

I'll look it up. Just the title is intriguing.

Paulie wrote on August 22, 2015, 10:41 PM

I haven't seen American Dreamz yet, but will make it a point to watch in the future.

MegL wrote on August 23, 2015, 7:33 AM

"Prior Service", you mean someone who has spent time in the military?

CoralLevang wrote on August 23, 2015, 10:08 AM

Okay, this one is going to go on my list. I just put it on hold at the library website.

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DWDavisRSL wrote on August 23, 2015, 7:30 PM

It is a pretty good movie. A fun way to spend a Saturday night.

DWDavisRSL wrote on August 23, 2015, 7:31 PM

Yes, that is what I mean.

DWDavisRSL wrote on August 23, 2015, 7:32 PM

Remember to watch it with a grain of salt, so to speak. The sub-plot around Hugh Grant's character is actually much deeper than the plot of the movie itself.

CoralLevang wrote on August 23, 2015, 8:29 PM

Will do! Looking forward to watching it.

lexiconlover wrote on August 25, 2015, 9:24 PM

I had totally forgotten how it ended until I re watched it.

DWDavisRSL wrote on August 25, 2015, 9:29 PM

Don't you think the MC's underlying angst and depression set an interesting counterpoint to his on air personality? Is there any doubt Tweed knew what William was going to do and that he welcomed it?