7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
Great for a laugh,
This review is from: Connie and Carla [DVD]  (DVD)
With echoes of "Some like it Hot" and "Priscilla, Queen of the Desert", this is a fairly predictble, but none-the-less enjoyable, comedy about two women who, in order to hide from the mob, disguise themselves as drag queens and become an immensely popular dinner theatre attraction.
The film is directed by Michael Lembeck who has more TV experience than film, which is why this comedy ends up having a little too much of the sit-com feel about it. Not helping that "TV" feel is Nia Vardalos and David Duchovny turning in two fairly two-dimensional, though still perfectly funny, performances. Hugely hilarious is Toni Collette, whose transformation into a drag queen would be scary in its believability if it weren't so funny.
There are instances where the dialogue becomes so sacchrine as to be sickening, and there is a sense that you are sometimes beaten over the head with "the moral of the story", but all that is worth it for the cabaret numbers. Brilliantly staged, at times hilarious, they make this film incredibly watchable.
The DVD transfer is also highly enjoyable - no problems here with the sound or video transfer, and a whole heap of extras. Particularly good were the extended musical sequences, and also the "making of" featurette.