Miss Congeniality 2: Armed and Fabulous

MPAA Rating: PG-13

Entertainment: +1 1/2

Content: -1

This sequel to the action comedy Miss Congeniality begins a few weeks after the last film ends. While working undercover to catch some bank robbers, FBI agent Gracie Hart (Sandra Bullock) nearly blows the sting operation when she is recognized by civilians who saw her on the televised beauty pageant. Realizing that her fame is making her field work nearly impossible, Gracie reluctantly accepts a job as public relations ambassador for the FBI. Her new partner and bodyguard, Sam Fuller (Regina King), is a tough, unpopular agent who has been moved around a lot in the bureau due to her inability to get along with other agents. When Gracies best friend (Heather Burns), who also happens to be Miss United States, is kidnapped in Las Vegas along with her emcee (William Shatner), Gracie cant resist getting involved again.

Sandra Bullock is still fun as the snorting, clumsy tomboy of an agent, but viewers are unlikely to enjoy this film as much as its predecessor. While it has some good action and humor, it drags in places. When Gracie departs on her ambassador tour, she has a small entourage including an effeminate makeup man (Diedrich Bader) who makes several mild sexual innuendos. On one occasion, Gracie shifts her fake breasts to the side so she can prepare for a fight. Later, she touches another womans breasts to confirm that they are fake, but they turn out to be real. The themes of the film are friendship, staying true to yourself, and getting along peacefully instead of fighting to solve differences. Miss Congeniality 2 gets low marks in entertainment as well as in morals due to mildly crude language, some action violence and frequent sexual humor.

Preview Reviewer: Alan Boyer
Warner Brothers

The following categories contain objective listings of film content which contribute to the subjective numeric Content ratings posted to the left and on the Home page.

Crude Language: Several (6) times strong (-ss 6)

Obscene Language: Once moderate (p-ss 1)

Profanity: Several (7) times moderate (MG 3, G 4)

Violence: Many times mild (shoving and struggling, two women fight, woman fights with man in gym, man takes some hard throws to the floor); moderate (gun shootout in bank, shooting for target practice, man smashes another mans head onto bar during fight, some violent fistfights and kicking, women fighting men)

Sex: None

Nudity: Few times mild (low-cut outfits)

Sexual Dialogue/Gesture: Several times mild (innuendo when woman talks several times about needing a sexual manual, woman threatens man with genital shocking taser, woman reference to slot is understood as slut, woman adjusts fake breasts a few times, woman touches another womans breasts to see if they are real, women talk about having menstrual cramps, man talks about working with breasts)

Drugs: Few times mild (beer and alcohol drinking)

Other: None

Running Time: 115 minutes
Intended Audience: Teens and Adults

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