UNPOLISHED. UNKEMPT. UNLEASHED. UNDERCOVER.
Butch FBI agent Gracie Hart (Sandra Bullock) is tasked with posing as a glamorous candidate in a beauty contest in order to expose a terrorist who threatens to strike during the finale. We all knew that Bullock would have no problem turning herself into a beauty queen. But watching her and the filmmakers have fun inventing unattractive qualities for her is also entertaining; Michael Caine, Candice Bergen and William Shatner round out the cast nicely. However, they are all handed a script totally void of surprises, with only a few funny lines as the sole virtue.
2000-U.S. 111 min. Color. Produced by Sandra Bullock. Directed by Donald Petrie. Cast: Sandra Bullock (Gracie Hart), Michael Caine (Victor Melling), Benjamin Bratt (Eric Matthews), William Shatner, Ernie Hudson, John DiResta… Candice Bergen.
Trivia: Followed by Miss Congeniality 2: Armed and Fabulous (2005).
Quote: “The last time I saw a walk like that was in Jurassic Park.” (Caine on Bullock’s walk)