Script: Paul Weitz
Cast: Chris Klein, Dennis Quaid, Hugh Grant, Mandy Moore, Willem Dafoe
Rated : 1 Star
The things you’ll do for family. Yes, I took my little sister and my cousin to see this horrible excuse for a film while I was in Sligo this weekend. It was truly terrible.
The basic plot isn’t all that awful. There is a reality show with an unpleasant English host. There is an American president more than a little unsure of what is going on. There are manipulative wannabe stars and gullible boyfriends. Picture all that, now through in a reluctant singing and dancing terrorist who ends up as a the novelty item. Oh, and may just turn out to be a suicide bomber.
Got all that. See how it maybe could have been funny if done in a South Park style. Yeah, it wasn’t.
If you are going to make fun of people blowing themselves up live on TV then you really need to go all out on the bad taste factor. This doesn’t, and it isn’t funny. Just in poor taste.
In short, it is one to be avoided.