Reviewed byCampdmg (email@example.com)Vote: 9/10/10
If you go looking for an Academy favorite, you'll not enjoy this film. Ifyou want to laugh yourself silly and just have a romp with fun, this willbea blast.
Toni Collette is perfect as a woman pretending to be a man pretending tobea woman. From the moment she catches herself NOT lowering her voicefollowed by an attempt at a drag queen's overdone smile, she wins youover.Her silly and girlish character is a winner....especially after opening anunknown package in the car.
Nia Vardalos will never win an acting award, but still has fun developingher own roles that she clearly writes for herself. She exudes selfconfidence, taking on the leadership role of the friendship. She allowsusto see the weaknesses of her character here, however, making it a happydeparture from My Big Fat Greek Wedding where she was so full of selfdoubt.
You'll be hardpressed to find better on screen chemistry between any twopeople that will be beat Collette and Vardalos in Connie andCarla.
David Duchovney and Stephan Spinella are also highly effective in the roleas anguished brothers, ultimately proving the well known theory aboutbloodand water. Duchoveny, within moments can make you hate his character andthen go doe eyed for him again. Spinella came close to making mecry.
These four are surrounded by a wonderful ensemble cast, who weregratefullynot over stereotyped. They were not portrayed as bitchy, fingernailweilding mockerys of the drag queen stereotype, but rather as caringindividuals who feel they have a common bond and love enough to go around,regardless of your orientation, job description, or gender.
Go see this one. Even is it's just for the music, which by the way, isawesome!
Reviewed byiaklawVote: 9/10/10
This is a cute movie as it lightens your spirit and makes you laugh. Animportant part of life. The characters are flat and do what is expectedbut that makes it even more fun to watch. I don't have to figure outany sub plots and it doesn't do any brain drain. After a hard day inthe office it was a great movie to get my mind off my problems. Thedrag queens were great. Their costumes and figures are better than mostwomen. David Duchovny as a romantic lead works for me. Nia Vardalos cango up against Meg Ryan for cute and funny in a movie. She does anexcellent hometown type leading lady. The plot has enough of a storyline to keep you going without getting bored.
Reviewed bytabunoVote: 8/10/10
Connie and Carla received the biggest laughs so far from an audience thatI've been with this year. The comic humor and the touching emotions exudeof the screen in this movie echoing Whoopi Goldberg is The Sister Act andeven earlier comedies by Some Like It Hot (1959). Nia Vardalos as Connie andToni Collette as Carla are remarkable having to portray women being menbeing women. Even David Duchovny plays it for great dry humor laughs withexcellent character acting. This underrated film goes over the top sometimesin its stereotypical portrayal of gay men (as is unfortunately typical), yetit attempts to maintain a sensitive presentation of the issue. Eight out ofTen Stars.
After accidentally witnessing a mafia hit in the Windy City, gal pals Connie and Carla skip town for L.A., where they go way undercover as singers working the city's dinner theater circuit ... as drag queens. Now, it's not enough that they become big hits on the scene; things get extra-weird when Connie meets Jeff -- a guy she'd like to be a woman with.