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Miss Congeniality: Deluxe Edition

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  • Actors: Benjamin Bratt, Candice Bergen, William Shatner, Steve Monroe, Michael Caine
  • Directors: Donald Petrie, Donald M. Petrie
  • Writers: Marc D. Lawrence
  • Format: AC-3, Closed-captioned, Color, Dolby, Dubbed, DVD-Video, NTSC, Special Edition, Subtitled, Widescreen
  • Language: English, French, Russian, Spanish
  • Subtitles: English, Spanish, French
  • Dubbed: French
  • Region: Region 1 (US and Canada This DVD will probably NOT be viewable in other countries. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Canadian Home Video Rating : Parental Guidance (PG)
  • MPAA Rating: PG
  • Studio: Warner Bros. Home Video
  • Release Date: March 15 2005
  • Run Time: 110 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars 292 customer reviews
  • ASIN: B0007CNXLO
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #8,044 in DVD (See Top 100 in DVD)
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Miss Congeniality: Deluxe Edition (DVD) (O-Sleeve)


It's a good thing Sandra Bullock knows her strengths and weaknesses, because without Bullock as star and producer, Miss Congeniality would be an insufferable mess as opposed to being a mildly enjoyable trifle that is custom-made for Bullock's established screen persona. Only Bullock's fans could really appreciate this fluff (even then they'll wish its ripe premise had been more intelligently handled), but it's not without some highlights to accompany Bullock's reliable charms. Here she plays clumsy, nerdy FBI agent Gracie Hart, who is given the horrific pseudonym Gracie Lou Freebush (one example of the movie's juvenile tendencies) when assigned to infiltrate a beauty pageant to investigate threats of a terrorist attack.

Transforming Bullock from frumpy to stunning is a piece of cake (although she gives pageant coach Michael Caine a run for his money), so the movie's premise is trivial at best. More enjoyable is her character's uncouth disdain for pageant contestants and her mistaken perception that they're all a bunch of bimbos. The movie nicely charts Gracie's realization that her own pageant makeover provides a much-needed ego boost. In addition to Caine's effortless scene-stealing, pageant host William Shatner and organizer Candice Bergen are smart choices for comedic support (Shatner's a perfect Bert Parks wannabe), but the movie desperately needs a credible foundation for its comedy to really pay off. Bullock's bureau boss (Benjamin Bratt) is an unconvincing dimwit, and none of the plotting is as smart as say Beverly Hills Cop in combining procedure with laughs. That leaves Bullock to carry the burden of a comedy that just barely works in her favor. --Jeff Shannon --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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this Sandra Bullock vehicle is watchable,and has some amusing
moments.most of those amusing moments come from Michael Caine,with a
few laughs from William Shatner.the plot is simple.Federal Agent Gracie
Hart(Sandra Bullock)has to go undercover as a contestant in the Miss
United States beauty pageant as her latest assignment.i won't give away
the reason for this particular assignment.but i will say that Gracie is
a tom boy with no idea of how to be a pageant contestant.the words
couth or grace,or elegance are not a part of her vocabulary.this is
where Victor Melling (Michael Caine)comes in.it's his job to mold
Gracie into someone resembling a pageant contestant.Caine gets the most
laughs for the whole movie.other than him and William Shatner,the movie
is nothing special.for me,Miss Congeniality is a 3/5
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"Miss Congeniality", starring Sandra Bullock, is a movie that the world will be talking about for years to come. Sandra stars as Gracie Hart, an FBI agent who cares about her looks as much as Dennis the Menace did about being nice. A tomboy to the bone, Gracie specializes in slang language, pizza, beer, and her right hook. But when a citizen threatens the "Miss United States Pageant", Gracie must turn in her handcuffs for a diamond bracelet when the FBI sends her under cover as New Jersey's hopeful. Now Gracie Lou Freebush, as she is now known, must learn to walk, talk, speak, and act like a Barbie doll. And it isn't about just finding the citizen, Gracie's washed-up pageant "coach", played by Michael Caine, wants her to "think crown." Does Gracie have the poise and posture to surivive a world of two-piece swimsuits, celery, and world peace? Or will she trip in her new high heels and let the citizen turn this pageant into a bonfire? Rent "Miss Congeniality" today and see for yourself.
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I find it hard to believe that the so called "experts" and believe me, i use the term extremely lightly and with great hesitation, could give this excellent movie bad reviews. Are we talking about the same film here?
By reading the reviews contributed by "ordinary" people, the ones who pay to go and see the films, i was not at all suprised to see, that for the most part, they were positive. This film is thoroughly enjoyable and utterly hilarious. Yes, its not the number one movie of all time... but it does it claim to be.
This movie is all about fun. The actors aren't afraid to poke fun at themselves, and in return for their efforts, are rewarded by getting a chuckle out of the audience. The script is blessed with witty dialogue.. and some of the one liners, have to be heard to be believed, especially those Michael Cain ( who plays Bullock's pageant coach ) has the luck to deliver.
Of course with the on-screen chemistry between Bullock and Bratt,the romance angle is well covered. As too, is the action, and if you look quick enough, you might even spy a dramatic moment or two...
Overall, this is a most delightful, uplifting comedy, that delivers when it comes to laughs. Caine is at his comedic best, Bratt gives it his all, and Bullock shines.
No, "experts", you are quite right, it's not brain surgery.
Its a movie..and a brilliant one at that.
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OK, just who's really America's Sweetheart? Is it Julia Roberts or Sandra Bullock? The real test is can she survive a movie misfire and still be lovable. Sandra does just that in this slightly off-center attempt at a screwball comedy with a dramatic center. The premise almost works: A tom-boy FBI agent is forced to go get all girlie and go under cover as a beauty contestant to find a killer. Unfortunately, Bullock's character is also made out to be a klutz. Not only that, she has a mannish walk, talks with her mouth full, a snorts when she laughs and has unplucked eyebrows.
It's almost like the original premise was: The Butch and the Beauty but someone wimped out and watered down the core idea until it's a mish-mash of tired one-liners and a tacked on love story.
Listening to the audio commentary by self-absorbed writer Marc Lawrence and a plucky Bullock, one gets the idea that the failure of this valiant, too long, but still entertaining film is not enough passes in the screenplay and a creative producer (Bullock) who lost control of the basic concept. Besides Lawrence, Katie Ford and Caryn Lucas are the other credited writers. The non-direction is by Donald Petrie. Beware of their names on a movie. (Color, Widescreen, 110 Minutes, Dolby Surround, Rated PG-13)
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I am sorry but I get so tired of the poor reviews so many critics write about films such as this movie that are pure enjoyment and entertainment. This movie is just that kind of movie...there is never a dull moment and isn't that part of what movies are all about. Sandra Bullock is perfect for this role and while the premise sounds a little lame before you see the movie after seeing it I think anyone will be pleasantly surprised. If you are expecting an Oscar style movie...no you won't get it. If you are expecting to laugh alot and be entertained...you will be. This movie is totally delightful and I thoroughly enjoyed it. It is funny, light, laughable. I loved it and I think anyone else will too if you allow yourself to jsut be entertained. Bullock is so funny and so great at this type of movie and she learns allot about herself throughout the film so there is character growth too. It will also give you a new appreciation for what the women in beauty pageants put themselves through. Bottom line...THIS IS A GREAT MOVIE!!
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