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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 ... Self (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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Details

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:

$27,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$3,254,940, 18 April 2004

Gross USA:

$8,085,771

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$11,341,016
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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

The girl group in the club sing the same number as the girl group in the first scene of "The Birdcage". See more »

Goofs

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

Quotes

Robert: By night we're a duo act Peaches 'n Cream.
Lee: I hate our name.
Robert: I think it's beautiful.
Lee: That's because you're the Peaches part I'm 'n Cream. My name is 'n Cream. What does that even mean?
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References Evita (1996) See more »

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Yangtze Valley
Written by Matt Hirt
Performed by Matt Hirt
Courtesy of Marc Ferrari / Mastersource
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Kudos for Connie & Carla!
27 July 2005 | by inkblot11See all my reviews

Connie (Nia Vardalos) and Carla (Toni Collette) have been putting on musical shows since their school days. Although the audiences are mostly small and nonplussed, they keep plugging away, singing their hearts out. After witnessing a mobster's murder, however, they head from the heartland to Los Angeles. There, by a strange turn of events, they score as drag queens in a gay bar. It's good cover from the mob that's after them but, how will it affect their chances for romance? This is a darling movie with plenty of spunk and sparkle. Vardalos and Collette are funny and charming as the gals with a big secret under their costumes. David Duchovny, as always, gives a vibrant, appealing performance as the love interest for Connie. The costumes are just amazingly wonderful and abundant. Then, too, the gentlemen who portray the other drag queens are touching, amusing, and brave. If you wish to giggle through a movie with plenty of heart and humanity, this is a good choice. If, however, you are somewhat offended by gay themes and situations, you could skip this film. Those who pass over this movie will nonetheless be missing something special.


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