Wading through this junky sequel to her genial goofball hit Miss Congeniality, Sandra Bullock looks as if she would rather be shoveling pig waste -though of course in some respects that is exactly what shes doing. Set a mere three weeks after the first film, which was released in 2000, Miss Congeniality 2: Armed and Fabulous finds Ms. Bullock as the charmingly clumsy F.B.I. agent, Gracie Hart, vainly fending off unwanted celebrity. Usually an effervescent screen presence, Ms. Bullock turns in a performance as flat as day-old Champagne. Its hard not to blame her, particularly given the shoddy work by both the screenwriter Marc Lawrence, who helped write the first Miss Congeniality, and the director John Pasquin, whose previous crimes against cinema include the Tim Allen vehicle The Santa Clause. It isnt just that Miss Congeniality 2 is nearly absent a single genuine laugh; its that instead of a screenplay and a story we now have stereotypes and sketch comedy. New York Times
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