History Film / MissCongeniality

9th Oct '17 6:47:53 AM Give1Take2
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* BigEater: Gracie, which is part of why joining the pageant is agony for her. Donuts and pastries are replaced with carrots and celery.


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-->'''Eric:''' You're starting early today.\\
'''Gracie:''' Yeah, I figure I'm gonna get chip-faced.


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* InnocentlyInsensitive: Gracie makes fun of baton twirling as a talent, right before asking Cheryl what her talent is. Cue "kicked puppy" look from Cheryl, and "I could just kick myself" look from Gracie.


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* TrueLoveIsExceptional: Eric is implied to mostly date younger [[BrainlessBeauty brainless beauties]], yet ends up with the older, cynical, {{tomboy}} Gracie.
8th Oct '17 9:51:57 PM Give1Take2
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* AmbiguouslyJewish: Grace Heart, since Heart is a common Jewish last name, and she occasionally uses YiddishAsASecondLanguage.

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* AmbiguouslyJewish: Grace Heart, Gracie, since Heart Hart is a fairly common Jewish last name, her natural hair state is a wild mass of dark brown curls, and she occasionally uses YiddishAsASecondLanguage.



* GladIThoughtOfIt

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* GladIThoughtOfItGladIThoughtOfIt: Eric pretty much steals all of Grace's ideas on how to handle the Miss America case, then congratulates himself for having thought of it.



* HiddenDepths: The Miss America finalists, probably intentionally. Far from the air-headed bimbos Grace originally thought they'd be, they're revealed to all be very intelligent, accomplished women in their own right. For instance, Miss New York plays the clarinet, Miss California is a music major who sings opera, Miss Texas does charity work for children, Miss Rhode Island is a science major with a minor in particle physics, etc.



* InsistentTerminology: Ms. Morningside would like you to know that the Miss America contest is ''not'' a beauty pageant; it is a ''scholarship program.''



* OneOfTheBoys: Grace Hart, before joining the Miss America pageant.
-->'''Grace:''' Is this like a woman thing?\\
-->'''Eric:''' Don't kid yourself. No one thinks of you that way.



* RealWomenDontWearDresses: Deconstructed. Grace spends the first half of the film thinking all women should downplay their femininity and be tough like men in order to be intelligent and respected, and assumes all beauty-conscious women are shallow airheads. During her time undercover in Miss America, she comes to see that most of the girls are incredibly intelligent, talented, well-rounded people with dreams and hobbies outside of looking pretty. (The pageant is, after all, a scholarship program, and many of the women use beauty as a means to gain that scholarship to move onto brighter tides.) She also comes to realize it's okay for ''her'' to wear dresses occasionally too, since doing so doesn't automatically subtract from her own toughness or savvy.



* RealWomenDontWearDresses: Deconstructed. Grace spends the first half of the film thinking all women should downplay their femininity and be tough like men in order to be intelligent and respected, and assumes all beauty-conscious women are shallow airheads. During her time undercover in Miss America, she comes to see that most of the girls are incredibly intelligent, talented, well-rounded people with dreams and hobbies outside of looking pretty. (The pageant is, after all, a scholarship program, and many of the women use beauty as a means to gain that scholarship to move onto brighter tides.) She also comes to realize it's okay for ''her'' to wear dresses occasionally too, since doing so doesn't automatically subtract from her own toughness or savvy.
8th Oct '17 6:30:08 PM Give1Take2
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* AmbiguouslyJewish: Grace Heart, since Heart is a common Jewish last name, and she occasionally uses YiddishAsASecondLanguage.
-->'''"Gracie Lue Freebush":''' Dear Jesus, please forgive me for not praying to you before I had a bite of my bagel and schmear.


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* BrainlessBeauty: Gracie starts the film thinking all beauty-conscious women are this. She's later proven wrong.


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* NoGuyWantsAnAmazon: Grace was harshly rejected by a boy she liked when she was a little girl for this reason


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* RealWomenDontWearDresses: Deconstructed. Grace spends the first half of the film thinking all women should downplay their femininity and be tough like men in order to be intelligent and respected, and assumes all beauty-conscious women are shallow airheads. During her time undercover in Miss America, she comes to see that most of the girls are incredibly intelligent, talented, well-rounded people with dreams and hobbies outside of looking pretty. (The pageant is, after all, a scholarship program, and many of the women use beauty as a means to gain that scholarship to move onto brighter tides.) She also comes to realize it's okay for ''her'' to wear dresses occasionally too, since doing so doesn't automatically subtract from her own toughness or savvy.
2nd Oct '17 4:08:00 PM foxley
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* SerialKillingsSpecificTarget: This is the BigBad's plan to get away with murdering the winner of the "Miss United States" beauty pageant: they set the whole thing up to look like it was committed by a notorious serial killer calling themselves "The Citizen". Backfires when "The Citizen" is captured by the FBI partway through the film, leaving the villains with nobody to pin their crime on.
30th May '17 10:10:07 PM ChrisDen
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* WeaponizedHeadgear: Cathy Morningside has rigged the prize crown with explosive and intents to detonate t immediately after it's handed over to the winner.

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* WeaponizedHeadgear: Cathy Morningside has rigged the prize crown with explosive and intents to detonate t it immediately after it's handed over to the winner.
28th May '17 7:11:01 AM fearlessnikki
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11th Mar '17 3:02:56 PM nombretomado
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* AmbiguouslyGay: Victor Melling (MichaelCaine), the man hired to teach Grace how to be feminine.

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* AmbiguouslyGay: Victor Melling (MichaelCaine), (Creator/MichaelCaine), the man hired to teach Grace how to be feminine.
13th Feb '17 8:07:46 PM Mdumas43073
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When a terrorist threat is made to the Miss United States pageant/scholarship program, the FBI must send in one of their [[UndercoverModel undercover agents]] to find out the truth and stop disaster from occurring. But who can they send? Their list of possibilities is quickly narrowed to a single contender, Gracie Hart (Bullock), who is slender, pretty and fetching in a swimsuit. Now for the snag... she's also a hard-hitting, gun-toting tomboy whose demeanor is about as feminine as Creator/DolphLundgren. As events continue, it becomes apparent that disaster may well be nigh, and it's down to Hart to successfully imitate a pageant contestant, win the trust of the other ladies and discover who is planning to turn a harmless pageant into a horror movie.

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When a terrorist threat is made to the Miss United States pageant/scholarship program, the FBI must send in one of their [[UndercoverModel undercover agents]] to find out the truth and stop disaster from occurring. But who can they send? Their list of possibilities is quickly narrowed to a single contender, Gracie Hart (Bullock), who is slender, pretty and fetching in a swimsuit. Now for the snag... she's also a hard-hitting, gun-toting tomboy whose demeanor is about as feminine as Creator/DolphLundgren.

As events continue, it becomes apparent that disaster may well be nigh, and it's down to Hart to successfully imitate a pageant contestant, win the trust of the other ladies ladies, and discover who is planning to turn a harmless pageant into a horror movie.
13th Feb '17 8:04:40 PM Mdumas43073
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A 2000 comedy film directed by Donald Petrie and starring Creator/SandraBullock, with Creator/MichaelCaine, Benjamin Bratt, Creator/WilliamShatner, Creator/ErnieHudson, and Creator/CandiceBergen.

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A 2000 comedy film directed by Donald Petrie and starring Creator/SandraBullock, along with Creator/MichaelCaine, Benjamin Bratt, Creator/WilliamShatner, Creator/ErnieHudson, and Creator/CandiceBergen.
13th Feb '17 8:04:13 PM Mdumas43073
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[[caption-width-right:300:The
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