'Miss Congeniality' 2000
This movie is always on TV as well, but for good reason: Bullock is fabulous in it. My dad even likes this movie, but then again, how can you not? Bullock plays the frumpy federal agent with finesse, but then when she is transformed into a beauty queen she does that well too. It's amazing how versatile she can be.
Being a strong female stuck in a sea of prima donnas can be a nightmare, yet the movie managed to be hilarious, but also teach the viewer a lesson. Bullock's character learns that while beauty queens seem like airheads with no idea what's going on in the normal world, they are more than that. The movie was certainly great press for various beauty pageants.
Bullock manages to bring the different sides of the character together well, and she even gets the guy in the end, after she beats him up on national TV, of course. If you don't take anything else away from the movie, remember if you're ever attacked to just SING: hit the attacker in the solar plexus, instep, nose and groin.