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Miss Congeniality (2000)

Miss Congeniality. Feature film. (2000, 109 mins) IMDB

...good for a laugh or two...

I

liked this movie, so shot me. Yes, it's devoid of suspense, it has a formulaic structure, and there's no character I'd want to invite to dinner, but there were funny moments even if stupid and silly.

It works because we like Sandra Bullock. She can play comic roles. There are elements of nuisance in her performance that few actors can pull off.

It's the first time I've watched this film and I liked it far better than I should have.

I enjoyed Miss California's outburst moment on stage in front of a live TV audience when she says, "I just want to let all the lesbians out there know if I can make the top ten, so can you!" In a cut to the TV control room, the director asks a butch operator, "Can we say lesbian on TV?" and the operator replies, "Yeah, you got a problem with that." The director is stunned silent.

Well, I laughed and I hope it gnaws at the bible-thumpers.

Posted 2009/04/24 at 19h23ET in Movie Commentary.

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