Connie and Carla 2004

Connie and Carla

Critics Consensus

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

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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 & Crew

Stephen Spinella
Robert, Peaches
Alec Mapa
Lee, N'Cream
Christopher Logan
Brian , Brianna
Robert Kaiser
Paul
Randy Edelman
Original Music
Richard Greatrex
Director of Photography
David Finfer
Film Editor
Jasna Stefanovic
Production Designer
Rita Wilson
Executive Producer
Peter Safran
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Critic Reviews for Connie and Carla

All Critics (121) | Top Critics (42) | Fresh (53) | Rotten (68)

Audience Reviews for Connie and Carla

  • 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.
    Sylvester K Super Reviewer
  • 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.
    Ina S Super Reviewer
  • Aug 01, 2007
    Hi-freakin-larious! And who doesn't love a cameo appearance by Debbie Reynolds?
    Alice S Super Reviewer
  • 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.
    Daniel P Super Reviewer

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