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Connie and Carla (2004)

 -  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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When you follow your dream, there's no telling what you'll become. See more »

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Rated PG-13 for thematic elements, sexual humor and drug references | See all certifications »
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Connie and Carla Do L.A.  »

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$20,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$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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When they are doing the Evita number, the positions of their arms repeatedly change between shots. See more »

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Connie: We gotta go some place where we can just blend in. Somewhere where they'd never look for us, because there's no theatre, no musical theatre, no dinner theatre, no culture at all!
Carla: Los Angeles.
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Features The Unsinkable Molly Brown (1964) See more »

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Maybe This Time
Written by John Kander, Fred Ebb
Performed by Toni Collette (uncredited), Nia Vardalos (uncredited)
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Light and Airy

"Connie and Carla" is a delightful light comedy. It describes two young women in a dinner club in O'Hare airport in Chicago. They witness a murder of their manager, and escape to Los Angeles to avoid their own executions. Connie is played by Nia Vardalo of "My Big Fat Greek Wedding" fame. She gives a pithy performance and one is drawn to her likable character. Toni Collette as Carla also gives a warm performance. Together they portray drag queens in their quest for remaining undiscovered. There is a delightful array of "drag queens" in the chorus line that punctuates this well organized film. In addition, there is a charming surprise performance by Debbie Reynolds toward the end. I can recommend this film as a very light way to spend ones cinematic experience. It is not great, but it is lots of fun.


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