Have you ever seen this movie? What a riot. This movie is a satire about everything that is wrong with reality television with some great side-swipes at the American government. And I love Hugh Grant. Hugh Grant is an ideal choice to play a character inspired by Idol ‘s Simon Cowell. Grant plays the very personable host, a man who has every trapping of success but still isn’t happy. Not every actor could portray a self-loathing individual and still retain our interest in him. Grant manages that feat. Grant’s character meets his match in the unlikely form of Mandy Moore, a sweet-faced girl from the Midwest who’s chosen as a contestant on the show. Her all-American looks are deceiving, as the people around her are doomed to learn for themselves: she’s about as warm as an iceberg. I also loved Marcia Gay Harden and Dennis Quaid as the First Couple.
This movie is definitely not to be taken seriously. Just enjoy it.