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      Connie and Carla

      2004, Comedy, 1h 38m

      120 Reviews 10,000+ Ratings

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      The two female leads, as well as energitic musical numbers, enliven an otherwise silly reworking of Billy Wilder's Some Like It Hot. Read critic reviews

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      NIA VARDALOS as Connie and TONI COLLETTE as Carla in the new comedy, Connie and Carla. TONI COLLETTE as Carla and NIA VARDALOS as Connie in the new comedy, Connie and Carla. Film Title: Connie and Carla. Jeff (DAVID DUCHOVNY) and drag queen "Connie" (NIA VARDALOS) share beer and conversation in the new comedy, Connie and Carla. Jeff (DAVID DUCHOVNY) and drag queen "Connie" (NIA VARDALOS) share beer and conversation in the new comedy, Connie and Carla. NIA VARDALOS as Connie in the new comedy, Connie and Carla. Director MICHAEL LEMBECK (right) with star/screenwriter NIA VARDALOS as Connie on the set of the new comedy, Connie and Carla. Director MICHAEL LEMBECK (left) with STEPHEN SPINELLA as Robert and DAVID DUCHOVNY as Jeff on the set of the new comedy, Connie and Carla. (L to R) Connie (NIA VARDALOS) and Carla (TONI COLLETTE) maintaining their drag personas even while offstage in the new comedy, Connie and Carla. American musical theater icon DEBBIE REYNOLDS (as herself) joins "the girls" in their act in the new comedy, Connie and Carla. (L to R) Drag queens Peaches/Robert (STEPHEN SPINELLA), Paul (ROBERT KAISER), Carla (TONI COLLETTE), Connie (NIA VARDALOS), Patty Melt/Brian (CHRIS LOGAN) and N' Cream/Lee (ALEC MAPA). (L to R) Connie (NIA VARDALOS) and Carla (TONI COLLETTE) backstage before their debut "drag" performance in the new comedy, Connie and Carla. (L to r) Envious club performers N' Cream/Lee (ALEC MAPA), Paul (ROBERT KAISER), Peaches/Robert (STEPHEN SPINELLA) & Patty Melt/Brian (CHRIS LOGAN) watch Connie and Carla's act in, Connie and Carla. (L to R) Carla (TONI COLLETTE) and Connie (NIA VARDALOS) take a rehearsal break from their drag act in the new comedy, Connie and Carla. Jeff (DAVID DUCHOVNY) takes in the cabaret act headlined by Connie and Carla in the new comedy, Connie and Carla. (L to R) Connie (NIA VARDALOS) and Carla (TONI COLLETTE) onstage as their drag alter egos in the new comedy, Connie and Carla. NIA VARDALOS as Connie and DAVID DUCHOVNY as Jeff in the new comedy Connie and Carla. Jeff (DAVID DUCHOVNY) takes in Connie and Carla's hit cabaret act in the new comedy, Connie and Carla. Director MICHAEL LEMBECK (center) on the set of the new comedy, Connie and Carla. Film Title: Connie and Carla. (L to R) Drag queens N' Cream/Lee (ALEC MAPA), Paul (ROBERT KAISER), Connie (NIA VARDALOS), Peaches/Robert (STEPHEN SPINELLA), Carla (TONI COLLETTE) Patty Melt/Brian (CHRIS LOGAN), & DEBBIE REYNOLDS. Carla (TONI COLLETTE) and Connie (NIA VARDALOS, driving) fear they've been tracked to their new home in the new comedy, Connie and Carla.

      Movie Info

      Best pals Connie (Nia Vardalos) and Carla (Toni Collette) have a song-and-dance act at a Chicago airport, but they go on the run after witnessing a murder. In Los Angeles, they glimpse the city's drag queen scene, and believing that stage success is just a wardrobe change away, they become female impersonators. They fall into a circle populated by Connie's beau, Jeff (David Duchovny), and bar owner Stanley (Ian Gomez). But the killers want to make sure the women never tell what they know.

      • Rating: PG-13

      • Genre: Comedy

      • Original Language: English

      • Director: Michael Lembeck

      • Producer: Gary Barber, Roger Birnbaum, Jonathan Glickman

      • Release Date (Theaters):  original

      • Release Date (Streaming):

      • Box Office (Gross USA): $8.1M

      • Runtime:

      • Distributor: Universal Pictures

      • Production Co: Spyglass Entertainment

      • Sound Mix: Surround, Dolby SRD, DTS, SDDS

      • Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.37:1)

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      • Dec 28, 2011

        I don't know what to say here, it's not awfully bad or superbly good. I like the story but the acting is so bad, not from Nia or Toni off course. It's campy fun but too campy.

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      • Aug 18, 2008

        Delicously campy fun. Predictable yes, but also good-hearted and highly entertaining. Toni Collette and Nia Vardalos are highly convincing drag queens in their hilarious, over-the-top performance.

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      • Aug 01, 2007

        Hi-freakin-larious! And who doesn't love a cameo appearance by Debbie Reynolds?

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      • Jun 18, 2007

        Borrowing liberally from <i>Sister Act</i>, <i>Victor/Victoria</i>, <i>Some Like It Hot</i> and <i>Thelma & Louise</i> amongst others, <i>Connie And Carla</i> was a lot better, in my opinion of course, than the extremely bad press it got in the UK suggested. <p>Two friends trying to make it big, but failing, with their cabaret act (they play to a disinterested crowd of jet-lagged individuals at airport lounges), witness a murder, and are discovered doing so, by members of a local mob. Fearing for their lives, they flee to Los Angeles where they find success with their act by posing as drag queens (which makes them women posing as men dressed as women) at a dwindling gay bar. Inevitably, one of their pair becomes romantically interested in a straight guy, and with their act becoming more successful they risk having their secrets found out and the mob catching up with them. <p>Things start to fall apart a bit around the time of the cameo appearance of a certain someone (whose shtick was served much better in smaller doses in episodes of <i>Will & Grace</i>), and it seems like the story has nowhere else to go. The film ends predictably amid much talk of the meaning of being true to oneself, but the happy ending isn't oversold. Toni Collette is good in pretty much everything she does, and I have to admit that I've probably added an extra half star because of her presence and her fantastic ad-libs. Nia Vardalos is also less punchable here than she was in <i>My Big Fat Greek Weeding</i>, and David Duchovny thankfully keeps it low key as the love interest. The laughs are hit and miss at times, but as a whole the film is worth a watch and passes the time quite nicely.

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