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Connie and Carla


Nia Vardalos and Toni Collette are a singing team who have been together since elementary school. They have been plugging away at it for twenty years, playing tiny venues with their corny Broadway revue, getting nowhere but refusing to let it discourage them in any way. Then they witness a mob killing, and have to flee for their lives. They end up in Los Angeles, where they become part of a drag show, pretending to be men pretending to be women …

Wait a minute. Does that sound a little familiar? … ah, I’ve got it. Tony Curtis and Jack Lemmon are jazz musicians who witness a mob killing and have to flee for their lives. They end up in Florida (actually the Del Coronado Hotel in San Diego) pretending to be women. Known as Some Like it Hot, one of the classic comedies of all time. There is also a hint of Victor/Victoria, and even Shakespeare in Love. Not that there’s anything wrong with that, but the sad fact is that this movie is just not very good. It tries way too hard for its laughs, with the goofiness of the two women. We didn’t finish it.