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

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$35,512 (South Africa) (4 March 2005)
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Nia Vardalos real life husband plays the owner of the club. See more »

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When Al and Mikey have just arrived and are driving through Los Angeles there's no car behind them. But, in the next shot Tibor is driving his own car just a few feet behind them. See more »

Quotes

Carla: We're girls pretending to be guys pretending to be girls!
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Featured in At the Movies: Episode #1.5 (2004) See more »

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Oklahoma
Written by Richard Rodgers, Oscar Hammerstein II
Performed by Toni Collette (uncredited), Nia Vardalos (uncredited)
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The Funniest Movie of the Winter/Spring 2004 Season
18 April 2004 | by (utah) – See all my reviews

Connie and Carla received the biggest laughs so far from an audience that I've been with this year. The comic humor and the touching emotions exude of the screen in this movie echoing Whoopi Goldberg is The Sister Act and even earlier comedies by Some Like It Hot (1959). Nia Vardalos as Connie and Toni Collette as Carla are remarkable having to portray women being men being women. Even David Duchovny plays it for great dry humor laughs with excellent character acting. This underrated film goes over the top sometimes in its stereotypical portrayal of gay men (as is unfortunately typical), yet it attempts to maintain a sensitive presentation of the issue. Eight out of Ten Stars.


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