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Connie and Carla (2004)

PG-13  |   |  Comedy, Crime, Music  |  16 April 2004 (USA)
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A mob mix-up in Chicago sends two chanteuses screaming for L.A., where they score a perfect gig: posing as drag queens on the dinner theater/cabaret circuit. Things get extra-weird when a guy falls for one of the girls.

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After accidentally witnessing a mafia hit in the Windy City, gal pals Connie and Carla skip town for L.A., where they go way undercover as singers working the city's dinner theater circuit ... as drag queens. Now, it's not enough that they become big hits on the scene; things get extra-weird when Connie meets Jeff -- a guy she'd like to be a woman with. Written by Anonymous

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Rated PG-13 for thematic elements, sexual humor and drug references | See all certifications »
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$20,000,000 (estimated)

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$35,512 (South Africa) (4 March 2005)

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$35,512 (South Africa) (4 March 2005)
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When Connie and Carla are introduced at the auditions as Al and Mikey, Stanley says that they come from Winnipeg. Nia Vardalos is from Winnipeg, Manitoba. See more »

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Connie and Carla say a few times throughout the movie that "a cop shot Frank." Rudy shot Frank, as the viewer can plainly see. See more »

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Tibor: Stop talking, strange women.
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References Cabaret (1972) See more »

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There are Worse Things I Could Do
Written by Warren Casey, Jim Jacobs
Performed by Toni Collette (uncredited), Nia Vardalos (uncredited)
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Lots of Fun
19 April 2004 | by (Windsor, CT) – See all my reviews

If you go looking for an Academy favorite, you'll not enjoy this film. If you want to laugh yourself silly and just have a romp with fun, this will be a blast.

Toni Collette is perfect as a woman pretending to be a man pretending to be a woman. From the moment she catches herself NOT lowering her voice followed by an attempt at a drag queen's overdone smile, she wins you over. Her silly and girlish character is a winner....especially after opening an unknown package in the car.

Nia Vardalos will never win an acting award, but still has fun developing her own roles that she clearly writes for herself. She exudes self confidence, taking on the leadership role of the friendship. She allows us to see the weaknesses of her character here, however, making it a happy departure from My Big Fat Greek Wedding where she was so full of self doubt.

You'll be hardpressed to find better on screen chemistry between any two people that will be beat Collette and Vardalos in Connie and Carla.

David Duchovney and Stephan Spinella are also highly effective in the role as anguished brothers, ultimately proving the well known theory about blood and water. Duchoveny, within moments can make you hate his character and then go doe eyed for him again. Spinella came close to making me cry.

These four are surrounded by a wonderful ensemble cast, who were gratefully not over stereotyped. They were not portrayed as bitchy, fingernail weilding mockerys of the drag queen stereotype, but rather as caring individuals who feel they have a common bond and love enough to go around, regardless of your orientation, job description, or gender.

Go see this one. Even is it's just for the music, which by the way, is awesome!


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