The Miss United States pageant a scholarship programmes seeking beauty and grace from all its contestants. That is, until tomboy FBI agent Gracie Hart Sandra Bullock enters the running. Forced to go undercover to investigate a threat from one of the countrys most infamous criminals, The Citizen, Gracie must change her image from rough and tough agent to exquisite beauty queen. In desperation, the head of the FBI operation Eric Matthews Benjamin Bratt hires Victor Melling Michael Caine to transform Gracie into a beautifully convincing Miss New Jersey. When the killer is suddenly captured, Gracie suspects that there is more to The Citizens threat and insists on staying in the competition as an anonymous guardian to the contestants. The truth eventually unfolds with an unexpected twist.
Sandra Bullock, Michael Caine, Bill Shatner et al - perfect cast for a perfect film. Excellent fun, Bullock is great as 'Dirty Harriet' as Caine dubs her. Her co-star Benjamin Bratt takes everything she hands out with panache.