Factual error: When Gladys Leeman and her cohorts pull up to the Mall Of America in the beginning of the film. The documentary crew talks to Gladys in the parking lot. If you look carefully, you can see a Target store in the background. This scene was not filmed at the Mall Of America, mainly because there is no Target anywhere near the Mall Of America.
6.6/10. An amusing little comedic romp that doesn't go bashing beauty pageants. Rather it seems to do like This Is Spinal Tap and take us behind the scenes of a private world we knew nothing about. Kirsten Dunst and Amy Adams are the stars, they just make you love them with their charm. Denise Richards, in one of her few good movies, makes you love to hate her. Heck, even Kirstie Alley's pretty OK here.
Colleen Douglas: I can sum up our entire philosophy with this glass. I can look at it and say it's half-full, which in the beauty pageant biz means "Where the hell's my waiter?"
Trivia: A joke that most don't catch right away: When they're in the hospital after the explosion and the doctor's unwrapping Annette's hand and we see the beer can is still stuck to it. They only make a brief mention to this but never explain that the heat from the explosion made Annette's Lee press-on nails (which are plastic) melt around the beer can making it impossible to get the can off without amputation.
Join the mailing list
Separate from membership, this is to get updates about mistakes in recent releases. Addresses are not passed on to any third party, and are used solely for direct communication from this site. You can unsubscribe at any time.Check out the mistake & trivia books, on Kindle and in paperback.