• Connie and Carla (2004)

Connie and Carla

Release Date: April 16th, 2004

DVD Release Date: August 17th, 2004

PG-13 |1 hr 38 min

Plot Summary

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.

Cast: Nia Vardalos, Toni Collette, David Duchovny, Stephen Spinella, Alec Mapa, Christopher Logan, Robert Kaiser, Ian Gomez

Director: Michael Lembeck

Genres: Comedy

Production Co: Spyglass Entertainment

Keywords: 2000s, Amusing, Friend, Underdog, Pursuit, Creative, Los Angeles, Murder, Love interest, Transformation

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Ratings & Reviews

  • 40
    Kirk HoneycuttThe Hollywood Reporter

    Veteran TV director Michael Lembeck slides the movie into a sitcom mode that only further deadens the thin material. While Vardalos and Collette shine in the musical numbers, why didn't he bother to give the musical sequences a bit of pizzazz? show more

  • 75
    Wesley MorrisBoston Globe

    The movie's queer delight is contagious. You'll exit lip-synching. show more

  • 63
    Chicago Tribune

    Vardalos and Collette have mighty pipes, but it's Collette who moves with the confidence and flair of a musical theater veteran. Watching this film, I found myself caring less and less about the fairly predictable and safe story and waiting impatiently for the next number. show more

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