Wednesday 29 December 2010

Miss Congeniality 2: Armed and Fabulous

Director: John Pasquin
Year: 2005
Stars: Sandra Bullock, Regina King, Enrique Murciano, William Shatner, Ernie Hudson, Heather Burns

OK, I admit it. I wasn't exactly paying this movie full attention - at least initially. Which turned out to be a good thing, because when I tried to, about half way through, I got bored and annoyed (in equal measures) really rather quickly. After Miss Congeniality, this is such a letdown.

After the first movie's beauty pageant, Gracie Hart (Sandra Bullock) is now a big star and can't go anywhere without being spotted. So she becomes the "public face" of the FBI. Somewhere along the way she ends up having to save Miss America (an old beauty pageant friend) from a kidnapping plot. To help her, she gets a gay stylist and a woman bodyguard.

None of the characters here, particularly Gracie herself, are likeable. They are all terribly stereotyped, entirely over-the-top and incredibly annoying. Every scene just made me dislike them more. The plot itself isn't that good either - I guess the nicest thing I can say is that there was one.

Rating: 2 out of 5

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I live in Bristol with my husband Dan (who I married in July 2007), my son Joe (born 2012) and daughter Jess (born 2015). I work at UWE (the University of the West of England) in Bristol as a Research and Open Access Librarian. I'm orginally from Exeter, so moving back to Bristol is a bit like coming home - especially as I studied for my undergraduate degree here (also at UWE). I love travelling and movies, although I get to do a lot less of both since the birth of our children. Although we have still managed to fit in holidays to the Isles of Scilly, Chamonix and a summer in California since Joe was born.