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Miss Congeniality (2000)

Cast: Sandra Bullock, Candice Bergen, Michael Caine, William Shatner, Benjamin Bratt, Ernie Hudson, Heather Burns, Steve Monroe, John DiResta, Wendy Raquel Robinson, Deirdre Quinn

Director(s): Donald Petrie

Language: English

Genre: Comedy

Synopsis

The Miss United States Pageant, hallowed and revered home of American beauty for the past fifty years, has received a threat from one of the country's most infamous criminals, the "Citizen." The F.B.I. has been tracking this psychopath forever as his rampage of bombings, shootings and arson terrorizes the nation. This may finally be their chance to nab him.

The plan? Simple. Get one of their agents into the pageant, undercover, as a contestant. Fix the judging so she's on stage right to... [Get complete synopsis]

 

motleymitch wrote on January 16, 2008, 11:39 pm
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After the heavy-hitting double-bill of 'No Country For Old Men' and 'The Orphanage' which I saw yesterday, I needed something a little light tonight, so I pulled this from the Deril & Anat Collection.
I can't believe how much I enjoyed it! It was totally charming and cute and that is 100% Sandra Bullock's performance. The story itself is kinda lame and tired, but it didn't seem to matter much. I was just immersed in watching Bullock be fetching, clumsy, sweet, sarcastic, goofy & clever all rolled into one.
Of course, part of the story is that she appears 'regular' (read: eyebrows not plucked, wearing glasses, acting tomboyish, snorting when she laughs, eating like a pig, etc...) until she gets a thorough makeover working undercover at the beauty pageant and then OMG she was beautiful all along! Well DUH.
It's easy to pick apart a movie like this, but the supporting roles were cute too (Michael Caine, William Shatner in the Bert Parks role, and Heather Burns as Miss Rhode Island were all stand-out), and not to repeat myself but Bullock really was a joy to watch here. I haven't liked her in much since 'Speed', where no one had heard of her and she stole the film. This is that sensation for her all over again.
A good date flick.

Deril wrote on January 22, 2008, 11:26 am
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good flick.
Jefferygn wrote on January 25, 2008, 2:32 pm
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I guess it turns out you're BOTH gay!

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