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Connie and Carla Reviews

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Chuck Wilson
L.A. Weekly
April 22, 2004
There are funny moments ... but the film grows progressively more dispirited.
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Richard Roeper
Ebert & Roeper
April 19, 2004
... just awful.
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Stephanie Zacharek
Salon.com
April 17, 2004
Isn't really a movie but a blatant girls' night out vehicle.
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Michael O'Sullivan
Washington Post
April 16, 2004
It may not be subtle, but, like drag itself, Connie and Carla affords a few corny, if artless, pleasures.
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Geoff Pevere
Toronto Star
April 16, 2004
Connie And Carla never manages to rise above the airport-lounge aesthetic of its title characters.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
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Moira MacDonald
Seattle Times
April 16, 2004
Connie and Carla is one of those movies that sneaks up on you, in spite of yourself.
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Ruthe Stein
San Francisco Chronicle
April 16, 2004
Someone should tell Vardalos this is well-trod territory.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Roger Moore
Orlando Sentinel
April 16, 2004
An infectiously funny farce in the Some Like it Hot, Victor/Victoria tradition.
Read More | Original Score: 4/5
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Stephen Whitty
Newark Star-Ledger
April 16, 2004
The only drag is this picture.
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Jami Bernard
New York Daily News
April 16, 2004
The whole enterprise is scrubbed clean of the very quirks such a comedy craves.
Read More | Original Score: 2/4
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Connie Ogle
Miami Herald
April 16, 2004
The movie is a throwback, unapologetically silly but a little more fun than sophisticated audiences may anticipate.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Tom Long
Detroit News
April 16, 2004
Brassy, sassy and laugh-aloud funny in a let's-put-on-a-show way.
Read More | Original Score: B
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Robert Denerstein
Denver Rocky Mountain News
April 16, 2004
A splashy little romp.
Read More | Original Score: B
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Michael Booth
Denver Post
April 16, 2004
Despite too much of nearly everything, Connie and Carla is a mostly enjoyable comedy that at its core showcases a rare thing for a studio movie: a true beating heart.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
April 16, 2004
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
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Wesley Morris
Boston Globe
April 16, 2004
A magnificent absurdity.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Philip Kennicott
Washington Post
April 16, 2004
A grim twist on Some Like It Hot, with a few limp strands of Thelma & Louise all stiffened up with a bit too much Hairspray.
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Liam Lacey
Globe and Mail
April 16, 2004
Connie and Carla not only celebrates amateurism but indulges in it.
Read More | Original Score: 2/4
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Terry Lawson
Detroit Free Press
April 16, 2004
So predictable that you could have probably entered the words 'drag,' 'show tunes,' 'hapless Russian goon' and 'big-hearted broads' into a screenwriting software program and a script like this one would have printed out.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Megan Lehmann
New York Post
April 15, 2004
Nia Vardalos and Toni Collette unveil powerful pipes delivering this numbing battery of overly familiar songs, but the aural sledgehammer fails to fully divert attention from the paper-thin plotting.
Read More | Original Score: 2/4
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David Rooney
Variety
April 15, 2004
In all departments, Collette is far more nuanced, her timing sharper and her comic skills more inventive than her co-star's nonetheless vivacious, appealing performance, but the camaraderie between the two is infectious.
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Claudia Puig
USA Today
April 15, 2004
For all of Wedding's mediocrity, Connie and Carla is even more of a drag.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
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Kevin Thomas
Los Angeles Times
April 15, 2004
Boldly reworking the Some Like It Hot plot, with a nod to Victor/Victoria and La Cage aux Folles, Vardalos has come up with a crowd-pleaser that is entirely her own.
Read More | Original Score: 3/5
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Kirk Honeycutt
Hollywood Reporter
April 15, 2004
The two stars give sparkle to a likable but woefully thin and guileless tale.
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Ed Bark
Dallas Morning News
April 15, 2004
Connie and Carla is exuberant, all right, and amusing in spots. It's also hokey, pokey, predictable and clumsily preachy in its head-over-heels declaration that gay men are people, too.
Full Review | Original Score: C
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Bill Muller
Arizona Republic
April 15, 2004
Connie and Carla may not be as exciting as a Greek wedding, but it's still worth reserving a table up front.
Read More | Original Score: 3.5/5
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Stephen Holden
New York Times
April 15, 2004
The brassy cross-dressing farce Connie and Carla shows that Hollywood still gets the jitters about gender-bending.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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Carrie Rickey
Philadelphia Inquirer
April 15, 2004
An amiable tribute to classic gender-bending farces such as Some Like It Hot and Victor/Victoria.
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/4
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John Anderson
Newsday
April 15, 2004
The film is so consistently funny and musical it doesn't matter whom Vardalos is ripping off.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
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Colin Covert
Minneapolis Star Tribune
April 15, 2004
The film is as long on classic show tunes as it is short on new ideas.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Allison Benedikt
Chicago Tribune
April 15, 2004
Pleasurable but uneven.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Eleanor Ringel Gillespie
Atlanta Journal-Constitution
April 15, 2004
You'll have a gay ol' time, no matter what your gender preference.
Read More | Original Score: B+
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Owen Gleiberman
Entertainment Weekly
April 14, 2004
The surprise -- and intermittent delight -- of Connie and Carla is the way that it taps into the everybody-is- a-star passion of the new sing-along culture.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
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David Ng
Village Voice
April 13, 2004
The phrase 'written by Nia Vardalos' should send any self-respecting moviegoer screaming into the night, pursued by the comedienne's frizzy-haired brand of hysteria and the brain meltdown it inevitably induces.