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Connie And Carla
Genre: Comedy

Reviewed In Issue 89 (Oct 2004) Of Widescreen Review®

Nia Vardalos, Toni Collette, Stephen Spinella, Dash Mihok, Robert John Burke & David Duchovny

WSR Review Scores
WSR Picture Rating: 4.5
DD Sound Rating: 4
DTS Sound Rating: 4
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Critics' Composite Score: 3
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Special Features
Includes eight minutes worth of deleted scenes (with scene introductions by director Michael Lembeck), nine-minutes worth of bonus musical numbers (with introductions), a six-minute outtake reel, a 25-minute making-of featurette, a seven-minute Dressing In Drag featurette, a four-minute highlight on Debbie Reynolds, and audio commentary by Lembeck and writer/star Nia Vardalos. There are also up-front ads.

 DVD General Information

(Studio/Distributor): Universal Studios Home Video
(Catalog Number): 23860
(MPAA Rating): PG13
(Rating Reason):

Thematic elements, sexual humor & drug references
(Retail Price): $29.98
(DVD Type): Single Side, Dual Layer (DVD9)
(Widescreen Edition): Yes
(Full Screen Edition): No
(Anamorphic Widescreen): Yes
(Running Time In Minutes): 98
(Color Type): Color
(Chaptered/Scene Access): Yes
(Closed Captioned): Yes
(Regional Coding): 1
(Theatrical Year): 2004
(Theatrical Release): Yes
(Direct-To-Video Release): No
(DVD Release Date): 08/17/04
(THX® Digitally Mastered): No

 Credits Information

(Director): Michael Lembeck
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  WSR Narrative Review
Story Synopsis:
After witnessing a crime, two dinner-theater singers run for their lives right into the arms of Hollywood. Hard-pressed to find a decent job, best friends Connie And Carla (Vardalos and Colette) cake on the makeup and find fame in a drag queen show. But how long can these two keep up the image that they are cross-dressing men, all the while warding off the bad guys who are trying to track them down. (Suzanne Hodges)

DVD Picture:
The anamorphically enhanced 1.85:1 DVD picture is bright and colorful, and is perfectly complementary to the lighthearted storytelling. Fleshtones are well balanced, and hues are nicely saturated with deep blacks. Images are sharp and nicely detailed and textured, with only a few select scenes that have a soft appearance. Contrast and shadow delineation are also nicely rendered. Some edge enhancement can be noticed at times, but the distraction is not a huge factor with this title. Pixelization is also minimal. (Suzanne Hodges)