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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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Girls will be boys will be girls. See more »


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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)  »

Also Known As:

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?


Nia Vardalos and Toni Collette both worked with John Corbett. Toni and John both starred in Showtime's The United States of Tara. Nia and John starred in the movie "My Big Fat Greek Wedding". See more »


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


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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References Jesus Christ Superstar (1973) See more »


I'm Gonna Wash That Man Right outa My Hair
Written by Richard Rodgers, Oscar Hammerstein II
Performed by Toni Collette (uncredited), Nia Vardalos (uncredited)
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very funny, likeable cast
31 March 2004 | by (cleveland, OH) – See all my reviews

I just saw this yesterday, and thought it was excellent. The first half hour is a little slow and predictable, but once the movie gets going it is very funny. Yes, there are drag queens and when we saw it a few people walked out. But most of the crowd - a few kids, college students, and mostly older retired people - loved it! There are many funny scenes, and the movie itself could be called a musical, as there are plenty of renditions of broadway songs with the ladies dressed in drag. It is a cute story, the drag queens are very likeable and the movie makes some attempt to understand why they dress in drag, and to be understanding about the rest of the world's perception of them. Not everyone is ready to see a movie starring some drag queens, but for those that can look past that, it's a heartwarming story about friendship and acceptance :o)

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