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Friday, August 30, 2013

Miss Congeniality by Donald Petrie, 2000 (PG-13)

with Sandra Bullock (Two Weeks Notice, The Blind Side, The Heat), Michael Caine (The Dark Knight Rises, Sleuth, Now You See Me), Benjamin Bratt (Traffic), William Shatner, Candice Bergen, Ernie Hudson, Heather Burns (Two Weeks Notice), Melissa De Sousa, Wendy Raquel Robinson, Steve Monroe, Christopher Shea, Marco Perella

Unpolished and disheveled, FBI agent Gracie Hart (Sandra Bullock) needs a serious makeover before going undercover as a Miss United States beauty pageant contestant to catch a psychopathic terrorist who's threatened to blow up the proceedings. A beauty consultant (Michael Caine) is hired to transform Hart from "Dirty Harriet" into a beauty queen -- with hilarious and surprisingly effective results, much to her partner's (Benjamin Bratt) shock.

I didn't realize Sandra Bullock was an expert in FBI dysfunctional agents for comedy. She does it well, tho. And I have a taste for Michael Caine refined roles. And the whole behind the scene of the beauty contest was of some interest. The movie is a comedy, not that smart, funny enough, already quite old-fashioned, entertaining enough on a flight from Paris to New York...

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