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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.

Director:

Michael Lembeck

Writer:

Nia Vardalos
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Nia Vardalos ... Connie
Toni Collette ... Carla
David Duchovny ... Jeff
Stephen Spinella ... Robert / Peaches
Alec Mapa ... Lee / N'Cream
Christopher Logan ... Brian / Brianna
Robert Kaiser Robert Kaiser ... Paul
Ian Gomez ... Stanley
Nick Sandow ... Al
Dash Mihok ... Mikey
Robert John Burke ... Rudy
Boris McGiver ... Tibor
Don Ackerman ... Super Fey Guy
Debbie Reynolds ... Herself (Special Appearance)
Veena Sood ... Mrs. Morse
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Storyline

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 »

Genres:

Comedy | Crime | Music

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

Spyglass Entertainment | Universal

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

16 April 2004 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Connie and Carla Do L.A. See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$20,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$3,254,940, 18 April 2004, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$8,054,280, 30 May 2004
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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

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 »

Goofs

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

Quotes

Lee: All queens rise
[they all rise and put their hands on their breasts]
Brian: Oh blessed Saint Mary of drag queens. Please grant your never humble servants and our new friends with grace, jewels, and support hose.
LeeBrianPaulRobert: Gay-men
ConnieCarla: Gay-men
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Connections

References Hairspray (1988) See more »

Soundtracks

Oklahoma
Written by Richard Rodgers, Oscar Hammerstein II
Performed by Toni Collette (uncredited), Nia Vardalos (uncredited)
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Worth the watch
14 September 2006 | by iaklawSee all my reviews

This is a cute movie as it lightens your spirit and makes you laugh. An important part of life. The characters are flat and do what is expected but that makes it even more fun to watch. I don't have to figure out any sub plots and it doesn't do any brain drain. After a hard day in the office it was a great movie to get my mind off my problems. The drag queens were great. Their costumes and figures are better than most women. David Duchovny as a romantic lead works for me. Nia Vardalos can go up against Meg Ryan for cute and funny in a movie. She does an excellent hometown type leading lady. The plot has enough of a story line to keep you going without getting bored.


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