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Miss Congeniality (2000) Movie Information

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Miss Congeniality (2000)
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Overall Rank:

4814

Avg. Rating:

2.53/4

# of Ratings:

252

Genres:

Comedy, Romance

Rating:

PG-13

Language:

English

Theater Date:

12/22/2000

Director:

Donald Petrie

Actors:

Sandra Bullock
Michael Caine
Benjamin Bratt
Candice Bergen
Ernie Hudson
William Shatner

 

 

 

 

Plot Outline:

The FBI gets a threat from the "citizen" about the Miss United States Pageant. Now their only problem is how are they going to protect the women in the pageant? Grace Hart, the one person that you think is wrong for the job is perfect for it. This movie follows Grace through all of the struggles that it takes to be a beautiful contestant and you may actually be surprised by the turn that it takes in the end.

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Yojimbo 05/10/2012 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

Rating of
2/4 

I have a terrible admission to make...I like Sandra Bullock. I'm not proud of it, but her brand of kooky girl next door charm is quite appealing to me. So sue me. This is a typical example of the kind of one idea formulaic comedy that I usually detest, but Michael Caine's amusingly disdainful gay Henry Higgins plays off Sandra really well, and there are some genuinely funny lines. Add a cheerfully self-mocking supporting cast and a knowingly tongue in cheek approach and it's at the more tolerable end of this kind of feelgood pap.

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Chris Kavan 01/09/2012 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

Rating of
2/4 

A slight and sweet film - Sandra Bullock looks like she's having fun, and it comes across on screen. Still, it's pretty much fluff entertainment as far as I'm concerned. A nice appetizer, but nowhere near filling enough for a full meal.

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Alaine 12/16/2011 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

Rating of
2.5/4 

As heavy-handed as this was, I pretty much enjoyed watching it. Sandra Bullock gets good pay for many reasons, not the least of which is her ability to sell a film. Stupid plot, dumb jokes, some good little moments. OK to pass time with.

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Snoogans 11/07/2011 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

Rating of
2/4 

Without Bullock, it wouldn't have worked.

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mitchellyoung 07/23/2011 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

Rating of
2/4 

Sandra Bullock is an anchor that makes the film shine in certain scenes, but it's hard to get beyond the silly premise and groan-worthy lines of dialogue.

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02/05/2012 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

Cute, sassy, funny and endearing!

Sandra Bullock stars as a rough tom-boyish Gracie Hart, an FBI agent assigned to go undercover at a beauty pageant to uncover a suspected bomb plot. To coach her along the way, the Feds enlist the help of pageant veteran Victor Melling (Michael Caine) who is given the role of transforming the doughnut scoffing Gracie into a genuine Miss America competitor. Along the way she discovers her feminine side, realizes that beauty pageant participants should not ridiculed, and accepts that they have brains as well as beauty. Benjamin Bratt plays Bullock's fellow agent who is a cocky, overconfident ladies man. This movie is funny from beginning to end and pokes fun at the beauty pageant scene very effectively and it is enchanting to watch how Gracie turns into a beautiful swan. Caine excels in his...

Rating of
2.5/4 

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