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Connie and Carla (2004)

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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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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

When Connie and Carla are introduced at the auditions as Al and Mikey, Stanley says that they come from Winnipeg. Nia Vardalos is from Winnipeg, Manitoba. See more »

Goofs

Connie and Carla say a few times throughout the movie that "a cop shot Frank." Rudy shot Frank, as the viewer can plainly see. See more »

Quotes

Tibor: Ok, I have good news. I got a ticket to the matinee of Hairspray.
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Connections

References Grease (1978) See more »

Soundtracks

I Can't Say No
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 charysSee 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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