Miss Congeniality 2

2006-03-30 12:59


We catch up with FBI Agent Gracie Hart (Sandra Bullock) shortly after she successfully disarmed a threat against the Miss United States Pageant.

Her newfound fame means she can no longer work undercover, so Gracie agrees to go on the talk show circuit as "the face of the FBI." Though resistant at first, Gracie soon warms to the attention and it's not long before she's getting into her new role a little too much. Her new partner Sam Fuller (Regina King), a tough agent who is clearly not her biggest fan, is the first to point out that the pampered Bureau star is turning into FBI Barbie.

But when Gracie's best friends, pageant winner Cheryl Frazier and emcee Stan Fields (Heather Burns and William Shatner) are kidnapped in Las Vegas, Gracie's crime-fighting instincts kick back in.

What the critics are saying:

"Bullock struts her stuff well, but this comedy lacks freshness and sags in all the wrong places."
- Stella Papamichael, BBCi Film

"...isn't a noticeable regression from its predecessor. But it's no advancement either, suggesting the risks inherent in franchise filmmaking."
- Gene Seymour, Newsday

"...neither buff nor fabulous, the high concept more wearying than delightful on the second go-round. Even as agile a performer as Sandra Bullock seems to be straining here amid the repetitive jokes and muddled girl-power message."
- Sheri Linden, Hollywood Reporter

A painfully unnecessary sequel that trades charm for glitz, and freshness for predictability. Sandra Bullock does her best, but you can't make diamonds out of dog turds.

oBoy 2005/03/29 10:59 AM
straight like an arrow sumbody should BAN sequels! ESPECIALLY if its starring SANDRA BULLOCK (Speed2). ok..maybe the Blame shouldnt lie on her.. but DAMN, i had to FAKE laughter (so my gf could assume i enjoyed the movie SHE dragged me into) This movie reminds me of my funnybone.. .AINT NOTHING FUNNY BOUT IT! ok..im being a bit harsh, especially on the queen herself ,Joel (DIEDRICH BADER), now THERES a miss congeniality for you! i wouldnt mind watching 90min of HIM (once again, straight like an arrow). Ms Bullock, you played the granny part perfectly, i KNOW you can play the RETIRED part just as well! hell, prices have dropped.. WATCH 'EM ALLLLLL
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