Supposedly a satire on both television talent shows such as
American Idol & The X Factor and on US politics, which begs the question: who is this film supposed to appeal to?
The assumption must be that spelling the title with a Z is
trying to appeal to a younger audience but the political references don't cater to them.
Hugh Grant plays a Simon Cowell-type judge on an entertainment
programme to find the next new pop star and is joined by the US president (Quaid) as a guest judge. The whole thing is quite ridiculous and just seems to be a cash-in on TV shows which were
popular at the time. A movie with no longevity whatsoever.
Did You Know:
The interior White House scenes were shot on the set of
The West Wing (television series).
Award Wins & Nominations:
MILSTEAD MOVIE AWARDS:
Worst of the Year: 1 win (Worst Original Song)