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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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When you follow your dream, there's no telling what you'll become. 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:

$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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DTS | Dolby Digital | SDDS

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Nia Vardalos real life husband plays the owner of the club. See more »

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

Connie: Let your eyes crinkle, let your skin wrinkle.
Connie: Our lines show that we've lived.
Connie: If he doesn't love you when you look like a map, tell him to hit the road.
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Connections

References Cabaret (1972) See more »

Soundtracks

Mame
Written by Jerry Herman
Performed by Toni Collette (uncredited), Nia Vardalos (uncredited)
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What a fun movie!
4 January 2005 | by syndee_annSee all my reviews

A hilarious, fun-filled romance with a semi-serious message about the risks of being true to one's self. Ms. Vardalos comes through again in a witty piece about living life and following one's dream no matter what the cost. She wrote and produced the film, so her usually optimistic and mischievous stamp is imprinted without hesitation. The music was stunning and joyfully rendered by both Ms. Vardalos and Ms. Colette. All the actors were more than competent and seemed to enjoy themselves immensely. The tidbits of drag lore sprinkled throughout were especially charming and interesting. The movie fulfills the promise of uplifting, enjoyable entertainment, so often unfilled by cinema today. I loved it!


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