American Dreamer PG

She was an ordinary housewife until her trip to Paris turned into an extraordinary adventure.
American Dreamer
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DVD Features:

  • Rated: PG
  • Run Time: 1 hours, 45 minutes
  • Video: Color
  • Released: May 3, 2005
  • Originally Released: 1984
  • Label: Paramount
  • Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
  • Packaging: Keep Case
  • Aspect Ratio: Widescreen - 1.78

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Memorable Quotes and Dialog:

"I think I'm in love with her." "Oh, isn't that nice." "You don't understand; she's a nut." "You're father was one of the biggest nuts of the whole world, and I loved him dearly for 33 yeares. Even when he chained himself to a tree during an electrical storm and dared the lightning to strike him which, unfortunately, it did."
  - Alan McMann (Tom Conti) to his mother Margaret McMann (Coral Browne).

Entertainment Reviews:

Rotten17%

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Upright82%

AUDIENCE SCORE
User Ratings: 3,340
...AMERICAN DREAMER emerges as a pleasant throwback to earlier forms of Hollywood farce....[Williams] maximizes the comedic potential...
Variety
Oct 10, 1984
Rating: 2/5 -- Resoundingly generic "Romancing the Stone" copycat.
eFilmCritic.com
Jul 27, 2002
Rating: 2/4 -- Williams has been just fine in co-starring roles or as part of ensembles, but she struggles mightily to carry this heavy-handed comedy on her shoulders; still, she's better than Conti, whose miscasting is a perpetual distraction. Full Review
Creative Loafing
Sep 17, 2016
Doesn't hold many surprises. Full Review
Daily Telegraph (UK)
May 11, 2007

Product Description:

A bored housewife who reads romantic thrillers for excitement wins a writing contest with the grand prize of a trip to Paris. There she meets with a strange accident which causes her to believe that she is the famous character of the novels she reads.

Plot Synopsis:

A bored housewife with writing aspirations enters a mystery-writing contest to win a free trip for two to Paris. When she unexpectedly wins, her officious and neglectful husband refuses to go with her so she leaves alone.
Once there, she falls in front of a car driven by the Spanish ambassador and awakens thinking she is Rebecca Ryan, the heroine in a series of pulp mysteries. As Rebecca, she has numerous adventures -- including falling in love.

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Production Notes:

  • Reviewed in MFB 5/1985.
  • Shot in Technicolor, using Panavision equipment.
  • Opticals by Modern Film Effects; title design by Wayne Fitzgerald. Rheda choreographed the Paris nightclub dance from an idea by Jean Marie Riviere.

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  • UPC: 097368873841
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