What Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that Miss Congeniality features lots of fun, lighthearted comedy and well-delivered punch lines, but also contains a fair share of sexual innuendo and sexist jokes. There's lots of punching, kicking, and one explosion (though injuries are few), and a reference to a sexual assault. There is some profanity ("ass," "crap," "Goddamn," and "s--t"). Drinking (cocktails, shots, wine) is occasionally visible. Logos for Starbucks, Ben & Jerry's, and Bud Light are prominently featured.
- Families can talk about beauty pageants. What are some of the stereotypes about women and beauty pageants? What about women in law enforcement?
- How do movies reinforce and/or challenge stereotypes? Is it appropriate to rely on stereotypes for humor?
- How is this film a typical Hollywood "makeover" movie? How is it different?