Miss Congeniality

Miss Congeniality

Donald Petrie (2000)

105min
12 Certificate
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Review

Our Score
Sandra Bullock returned to form in this energetic comedy from director Donald Petrie that focuses on the world of beauty pageants. Bullock's determinedly unfeminine FBI agent is drafted in as a beauty contestant after warnings of a bomb attack on the Miss United States competition. Pampered and preened by contest expert Michael Caine (who doesn't allow his campness to stray into caricature), Bullock uncovers her own feminine side and has some of her preconceptions shattered. Her relationship with FBI colleague Benjamin Bratt sparkles with sexual chemistry and the gags come thick and fast. The antics of the competition's hosts, Candice Bergen and William Shatner, are slightly overplayed, but on the whole this is great fun.

Summary

A feminist FBI agent is sent undercover as a contestant in the Miss United States pageant when the event becomes the target of a terrorist bomb threat. As she is not exactly catwalk material, a veteran British coach is brought on board to oversee her transformation into a glamorous beauty queen. Comedy, starring Sandra Bullock, Michael Caine, Benjamin Bratt, Candice Bergen and William Shatner. Edited for product placement and violence. Includes 5 News Update at 5pm.

Cast & Crew

Gracie Hart Sandra Bullock
Victor Melling Michael Caine
Eric Matthews Benjamin Bratt
Kathy Morningside Candice Bergen
Stan Fields William Shatner
McDonald Ernie Hudson
Clonsky John DiResta
Cheryl "Rhode Island" Heather Burns
Director Donald Petrie
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Other Information

Language: EnglishColourTheatrical distributor: Warner BrosGuidance: Edited for violence and language. Available on: video and DVDReleased on: 23 Mar 2001
Comedy Drama