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Miss Congeniality 2: Armed and Fabulous


Miss Congeniality 2: Armed and Fabulous

Rated:None
Director:John Pasquin
Cast:Sandra Bullock, Regina King, Enrique Murciano, William Shatner
Genre:Comedy

By Joe MacLeod | Posted 3/30/2005

Actor-producer Sandra Bullock buries her starry snout in the sequel trough for a second helping of Miss Congenialityósince she didnít burst into flames after Speed 2: Cruise Control, who can blame her, right? So yeah, surprise, assuming you dug on the original, Miss Congeniality, itís less than all that, with a few self-deprecating laughs, drag-queen moments, and a líil bit too many of those snort-laffs from Sandy. She must be thinkiní about the trough. Anyway, bright spots are the chemistry between Bullockís now declawed FBI agent character and her butch bodyguard Sam Fuller (Regina King) and the always-game Diedrich Bader (Office Space, The Drew Carey Show), who gay-gay-gays it up as style consultant (thatís the Fabulous part) for Bullockís special agent Gracie Hart, who is now too famous to do anything but public relations for the Bureau, even though she wants to save her pal Cheryl Frazier (Heather Burns) and beauty pageant emcee Stan Fields (William Shatner) from kidnappers. Oh, and Regis Philbin gets punched in the nuts.

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