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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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Cast overview, first billed only:
Robert / Peaches
Lee / N'Cream
Brian / Brianna
Robert Kaiser ...
Super Fey Guy
Herself (Special Appearance)
Mrs. Morse


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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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for thematic elements, sexual humor and drug references | See all certifications »


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Release Date:

16 April 2004 (USA)  »

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Connie and Carla Do L.A.  »

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Box Office


$20,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$3,254,940 (USA) (16 April 2004)


$8,054,280 (USA) (28 May 2004)

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1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


Boris McGiver, who plays Tibor, goes around searching for the girls in almost every dinner theater in the country and seems to always be catching a production of "Mame", is the son of John McGiver, who plays Mr. Babcock in Mame (1974). See more »


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 »


[while on stage, pretender to be a man in drag]
Carla: I have a confession to make.
Connie: Carla no
Carla: ...I am... an EATER!
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References Hairspray (1988) See more »


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Maximum Silliness, But Still Fun
19 April 2004 | by (Phoenix, AZ) – See all my reviews

First things first: this is a very silly movie with a cardboard plot, hackneyed characters, and some atrocious dialog. BUT - nobody goes to see a movie like this for its iconic "film" moments. You go because it looks utterly ridiculous and you're in the mood for just that sort of fluff. On that basis, the movie delivers a lot of entertainment - many out-loud laughs and a variety of entertaining songs.

Toni Collette's talent reservoir seems bottomless - she can act, sing AND dance. Nia Vardalos also sings sufficiently well, and her easy, comic manner nicely leavens the somewhat hysterical character played by Collette. Together, the actresses are genuinely entertaining as they work their way through the list of Broadway standards. David Duchovny, in a role that could have been painful to watch in less competent hands, instead brings an unusually light and friendly touch to the role of Vardalos's love interest (Aside: where's he been? He's cuter than he's ever been in his life - stop languishing at home with Tea and Madelaine!).

Yes, the ending is silly; pay attention - I already said the whole movie is silly. But did I laugh loudly several times? Yup. Hysterically a couple of times? Uh-huh. Did I enjoy the musical numbers? Definitely. Will I ever feel the same way about the song "Mame" again? Not hardly. Did I get my money's worth? You betcha!

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