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Michael Caine, Benjamin Bratt, Candice Bergen, William
||It's a cute movie, but don't
bring them too young.
||Dude's, you might laugh at this
movie so when she makes you go, it won't be too bad.
||Gracie does some teaching of
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||The pageant finals.
||"I'd have to say April
25th." I won't explain, it's just funny.
I think Iíve just gone nuts. About a week and a half
ago I had a dream. In that dream was Sandra Bullock and she told me
that we needed to get together to discuss our relationship. She
wanted to get together on Wednesday but I told her I already had a
meeting on Wednesday but Tuesday was okay. We decided to get
together on Tuesday with the only problem being that when I woke up,
well, I couldnít remember what time we were getting together and
worse, where. But then that Tuesday when we were supposed to meet I
saw an ad for "Miss Congeniality," Sandraís latest film,
and they mentioned a sneak preview. Well, I decided a sneak preview
would have to do in place of our get-together, and ventured my way
on a cold December night to my local gigaplex, found my seat, and
although there was not a discussion about our relationship, I came
away from "Miss Congeniality" still liking the roles that
Sandra Bullock plays.
A Movie Review
"Miss Congeniality" has Sandra Bullock playing Gracie,
an FBI agent who is really just one of the boys. She wears bad
shoes, has perpetually bad hair days, snorts, and just doesnít do
anything to accent her femininity. She nearly botches an undercover
operation and is in the bad graces of her boss, but gets called upon
when there is a threat for the Miss United States pageant and the
FBI decides they should put someone undercover, and that someone is
Gracie. The problem is that they only have 48 hours to do so and
Gracie needs a lot of work, so they bring in Vic (Michael Caine),
one of the best pageant trainers in the business, to bring a little
couth to our uncouth agent. And like the beautiful butterfly that
blossoms from an ugly caterpillar, Gracie begins to transform into
an actual pageant contestant.
I think thatís really all you need to know about the plot of
"Miss Congeniality." I could go into the whole love
relationship between Gracie and Eric (Benjamin Bratt), but it didnít
really add anything to the story. I could give away who is
threatening the pageant, but would that be any fun for you, the
reader? So Iíll just leave my synopsis at that. Now on to if the
movie is any good. Is it? Itís not bad.
You can guess where some of the laughs come from, namely in
transforming the manly Gracie into the gorgeous Gracie. You can also
see some of them coming from Gracie's corrupting some of the other
pageant contestants by showing them a good time at a bar. You can
see some more laughs coming from wondering just what talent Gracie
might have for the talent part of the competition. But the best
laughs come during the pageant finals, so much so for me that I
nearly pissed my pants as the 55 gallon drum of soda began working
its magic at just the wrong time.
So Iíll just go and give "Miss Congeniality" 4 stars
out of 5. It was cute and enjoyable and did some nice poking at
beauty pageants but also showed that the girls are just girls
sometimes. I left liking the movie, but still wondered when and
where that get-together between Sandra and me was supposed to take
place to discuss our relationship. Oh well, I guess Iíll just have
to wait until the next dream.