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.
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
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 »
When Carla is going through her coke-induced monologue on the side of the road and Connie climbs back into the front seat, Carla's seatbelt goes from off to on to off again between shots before they both put their seatbelts on as they are getting back on the road. See more »
Ok, I have good news. I got a ticket to the matinee of Hairspray.
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The Funniest Movie of the Winter/Spring 2004 Season
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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