Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.
USA/Australia, 2000. Castle Rock Entertainment, Village Roadshow Pictures, NPV Entertainment, Fortis Films. Screenplay by Marc Lawrence, Katie Ford, Caryn Lucas. Cinematography by Laszlo Kovacs. Produced by Sandra Bullock. Music by Ed Shearmur. Production Design by Peter S. Larkin. Costume Design by Susie DeSanto. Film Editing by Billy Weber.
Sandra Bullock makes a decent comedy look like a million bucks with her exceptionally appealing personality. She plays the rough-around-the-edges FBI agent who is assigned the job of going undercover at a beauty pageant when the police start receiving bomb threats from an anonymous psycho. Benjamin Bratt brings his usual lack of charisma to his role as the fellow agent who keeps threatening to romance Bullock, and it’s to her credit that Bullock is talented enough to make it look like good chemistry even when it really isn’t. Candice Bergen and Michael Caine are at the top of the excellent supporting cast.
Golden Globe Award Nominations: Best Actress-Musical/Comedy (Sandra Bullock); Best Original Song (“One In A Million”)