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CONNIE & CARLA

Nia Vardalos, Toni Collette, David Duchovny, Stephen Spinella, Christopher Logan, Robert Kaiser, Alec Mapa, Dash Mihok, Debbie Reynolds, Guy Fauchon

Directed by: Michael Lembeck
Written by: Nia Vardalos
Produced by: Gary Barber, Roger Birnbaum, Tom Hanks, Rita Wilson, Jonathan Glickman
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US: 16 APRIL 2004
UK: 11 JUNE 2004

Connie and Carla are two struggling Chicago dinner theater performers who accidentally witness a mafia hit... and who subsequently hit the road, running for their lives. Assuming the killers will never look for them in a place devoid of culture, the pair head to Los Angeles, where they assume new identities and find their middling talent at song and dance perfectly suited to new careers - as drag queens. Much to their surprise, they inadvertently become the toast of the cabaret circuit. As their ruse becomes increasingly difficult to maintain, they discover that it is indeed lonely at the top, especially after Connie meets Jeff (Duchovny), a guy she'd really like to be a real girl with. With the mafia zeroing in and the line separating their onstage/offstage personas blurring beyond the point of recognition, Connie and Carla soon discover the power of not compromising to pursue your dreams, fighting the good fight, and never, never underestimating the transformative power of cosmetics
Let's hope the estate of the late, great Billy Wilder gets something from the nth attempt to rip off one of the greatest comedies of all time. BASIC COMEDY POINT - 2 guys pretending to be gals is inherently funny. 2 Gals pretending to be guys (albeit of the drag queen persuasion) not inherently funny. Expect low rent sitcom land laughs. I think Nia has already expended her 15 minutes , don't you?

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