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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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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

Nia Vardalos and Toni Collette both worked with John Corbett. Toni and John both starred in Showtime's The United States of Tara. Nia and John starred in the movie "My Big Fat Greek Wedding". See more »

Goofs

When Al and Mikey have just arrived and are driving through Los Angeles there's no car behind them. But, in the next shot Tibor is driving his own car just a few feet behind them. See more »

Quotes

Connie: [she and Carla are having a fight] Ow! Your knee is in my cootchie!
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Connections

References What's the Matter with Helen? (1971) See more »

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Good Morning, Starshine
Written by James Rado, Gerome Ragni, Galt MacDermot
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Lighten up, folks!
19 October 2004 | by throckmortonSee all my reviews

For pete's sakes, I've seen all those other movies just like the rest of ya - Some Like It Hot, Priscilla, all the rest. No, this isn't that. Yes, there are lots of similarities.

So what?

We're sitting here four years into the most oppressive administration in US history, and we need a lighten up. Fun as it is we can't watch Nemo every single night.

The simple truth is that this movie is fun. Set aside the attitude, let your Higher Standards go, and just simply enjoy the fun. Toni is one of the finest actresses of our day. Nia is a fine up and coming talent. Show tunes are fun. Fun!

Worry about the Higher Standards another day.


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