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Kathleen Turner stars as Verna ChickleThe competitionVanessa & RubyHallie Kate Eisenberg stars as VanessaStill of Minnie Driver, Hallie Kate Eisenberg and Bridgette Wilson-Sampras in BeautifulJoey Lauren Adams stars as Ruby


Mona sacrifices everything, including family, in pursuit of a beauty pageant victory. Her friend Ruby helps her to an amazing degree.

Release Year: 2000

Rating: 4.7/10 (2,371 voted)

Critic's Score: 23/100

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Stars: Minnie Driver, Hallie Kate Eisenberg, Joey Lauren Adams

Sometimes you have to give up the life of your dreams, to discover the dream of your life… On her journey to become the next Miss American Miss, a young woman is forced to reevaluate her life's goal and, in the process, discovers what's really important and what it truly means to be… Beautiful.


Minnie Driver

Mona Hibbard

Joey Lauren Adams


Hallie Kate Eisenberg


Kathleen Turner

Verna Chickle

Leslie Stefanson

Joyce Parkins

Bridgette Wilson-Sampras

Lorna Larkin, Miss Texas

(as Bridgette L. Wilson)

Kathleen Robertson

Wanda Love, Miss Tennessee

Michael McKean

Lance DeSalvo

Gary Collins

Miss American Miss Host

Linda Hart

Nedra Hibbard

Brent Briscoe


Colleen Rennison

Mona at 12

Jacqueline Steiger

Ruby at 12

Sylvia Short


Herta Ware


Sometimes you have to give up the life of your dreams, to discover the dream of your life.

Release Date: 29 September 2000

Filming Locations: Los Angeles Center Studios – 450 S. Bixel Street, Downtown, Los Angeles, California, USA

Box Office Details

Budget: $9,000,000


Opening Weekend: $1,409,433
(1 October 2000)
(646 Screens)

Gross: $3,060,963
(22 October 2000)

Technical Specs


Did You Know?


Bridgette Wilson-Sampras who plays Miss Texas was actually once Miss Teen USA.


Errors in geography:
There is no "Naperville County" in Illinois. Naperville is in DuPage and Will counties.


I just wanna know where I belong.

Mona Hibbard:
You belong in the family box.

User Review

A nice light entertainment

Rating: 7/10

This movie is better than its reviews. It does wander a bit in the second
half, but engaging performances make it worth watching. Minnie Driver is
well chosen- attractive , but human. Joey Lauren Adams steals the movie.
about to change your life ( not a " message movie"), but does subtly make
some nice points about beauty and beauty contests, families, friendship and