Vardalos is Patrick Swayze to Collette's Hugo Weaving.
Connie and Carla plays like a genial amateur theatrical, the kind of production where you'd like it more if you were friends with the cast.
| Original Score: 1.5/4
To imitate Vardalos and crib from Some Like It Hot, nobody's perfect.
| Original Score: 2/4
The two stars give sparkle to a likable but woefully thin and guileless tale.
... just awful.
Timid, mousy and humorless.
Nia Vardalos should have cut right to the chase and named the characters Lucy and Ethel.
| Original Score: C+
For audiences who adored "My Big Fat Greek Wedding," Nia Vardalos' follow up movie (she wrote both scripts) will come as a big fat letdown.
| Original Score: C-
For all of Wedding's mediocrity, Connie and Carla is even more of a drag.
You need at least a passing tolerance for bad musicals to make it through the very broad Connie and Carla without wincing. Even then it's a struggle.
| Original Score: 1/5
In director Michael Lembeck's disjointed gender-bender musical comedy Connie and Carla, the mediocrity oozes out much like the intolerable sounds from a rusty trumpet
It is a shoddy pastiche of dumb jokes and horrible overacting lashed together with a storyline cribbed entirely from other, better films.
I am convinced Vardalos wrote Connie and Carla just so she could kiss David Duchovny. It wasn't to make us laugh (trust me on that one).
| Original Score: 1/4
Connie and Carla is bargain-matinee entertaining, like a sitcom you watch when nothing better is on.
| Original Score: 2.5/4
The project has crowd-pleaser written all over it, but it's that brand of smirky, trying-too-hard entertainment that reeks of desperation.
| Original Score: 2/4
little more than a center stage showcase for screenwriter/star Vardalos and, unfortunately, she is not up to the task in either case
| Original Score: C
plays like amateur hour on the backlot
So cliché-ridden and obvious that any sparks the performers may have are quickly smothered in dullness.
[Vardalos] never met a bad joke she doesn't love, never met a stereotype she won't exaggerate to a breaking point... and can't seem to get past a sitcom mentality.
muitos espectadores talvez julguem melhor economizar o dinheiro do ingresso do cinema, utilizando-o para comprar o CD do filme.
| Original Score: 2/5