Saturday Night Premiere: Miss Congeniality 2

Saturday, January 21, 2006

Tonight's Saturday Night Premiere comes to us from HBO in the form of Miss Congeniality 2: Armed and Fabulous. I am a huge fan of Sandra Bullock, and I enjoyed Miss Congeniality so much, I knew I would tune in to see the sequel. Last time we saw FBI Agent Gracie Hart go undercover and deal with joining the Miss United States pageant in order to solve a crime.

Now that case is solved, and Gracie is back to her normal FBI life, but there is a huge problem. Now that everyone knows her from the pageant, undercover work is next to impossible. She discovers this when a bank sting goes bad when someone recognizes. This leaves her little options. She can either ride a desk job or become the new face of the FBI. She chooses the latter, and we jump forward in time almost nine months.

She is now stylish, and working as the FBI spokesperson. She even has a partner doing all her dirty work, but things get messy after her friend Cheryl, Miss United States, and Stan, are kidnapped in Las Vegas. She heads off to Vegas, but the FBI brass in the city wants no help in solving the case from her. Regardless, she gets involved, and we see her go step by step in solving the case that the FBI can't.

This is a good movie, and I found myself enjoying it from beginning to end. The relationship between Gracie and her new partner Samantha Fuller develops nicely. Fuller is basically what Hart used to be. A tough tomboy type of character. Gracie and her should get along fine, but there are many bumps along the way.

With the first film it was mostly a romance, but this movie drops the romance with the knowledge that the man she fell for in the first film has transferred to Miami, thus breaking up with her. Miss Congeniality 2 is more of a buddy film, and it does well on that front too.

I really liked this movie, and as I mentioned before I love Sandra Bullock. This movie is great for date night, and I highly recommend picking it up. If you want to check it out for yourself, you can find the movie at the following retailers: Amazon and J & R.


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