Tuesday, September 17, 2013
Nia and Toni Are Super in "Connie & Carla" drag queen comedy
“I loved you in “What’s the Matter With Helen” (a campy 70s AIP horror slasher flick with Debbie Reynolds and Shelley Winters) a drag queen says to Ms. Reynolds in the musical comedy “Connie and Carla.” C&C is a redo of “Some Like it Hot” with straight women played by Nia Vardalos and Toni Collette escaping from the gangsters and doing very bad cabaret numbers. I am mean but I love the reference to “Helen” and too bad no one asked if a redo of “Bundle of Joy” might be considered? C&C has it’s moments and more worthwhile were the interviews with the director and stars on the DVD. Ms. Collette is memorable in a whole bunch of films and the TV series “United States of Tara.” Seen with “Girls will be Girls” (a men in drag comedy), C&C is a fun night at the movies. The Debbie warbles a few notes as well. Also plan to see “Helen” on Halloween.