This silly comedy is a great flick to watch on a mother-daughter date. Parents should know that there is very little violence - some self-defense training and sparring between friends, with some fist punches. Guns are pulled a few times, (while no one is killed or seriously wounded there is an element of suspense) a man is shot in the arm though nothing much is shown, a man nearly chokes to death, and there is a general feel of menace from the villains who plant bombs in an attempt to blow up the winner of the Miss United States Pageant, thought this is lightened by the feel of the movie. There is some sexual innuendo including two direct references: "You are not having sex on this stage" and a man asking a woman to have sex with him. Being a pageant there is cleavage but not nearly as much as you would think, and some easy talk about breasts and butts. Male agents watch women through Gracie's camera. A character gets drunk and characters drink beer throughout, and there are several strong religious exclamations and a few mild swear words. Characters include Gracie Hart, the unpolished excuse for a woman who gets put undercover at a beauty pageant to capture terrorists, and is about as far from Miss New Jersey as you can get. Played by Sandra Bullock, she is funny, charming and wonderfully portrayed. Her counterpart Eric (Benjamin Bratt) is equally charming and funny. Michael Caine plays the man hired to turn Grace into the pageant queen. The movie is funny, friendly and well acted. A wonderful choice for teens. The role models are good as are the messages, and the characters are well played and fun to watch. Miss Congeniality is a comedy that I recommend wholeheartedly.