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Connie and Carla Review

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  • 3.0

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  • 38

    out of 100

    USA Today Claudia Puig

    Vardalos' comedic style is old-fashioned in the worst way; her humor is stodgier than the most retro Catskills laughmeister.

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  • 40

    out of 100

    The Hollywood Reporter Kirk Honeycutt

    Veteran TV director Michael Lembeck slides the movie into a sitcom mode that only further deadens the thin material. While Vardalos and Collette shine in the musical numbers, why didn't he bother to give the musical sequences a bit of pizzazz?

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  • 63

    out of 100

    Chicago Tribune

    Vardalos and Collette have mighty pipes, but it's Collette who moves with the confidence and flair of a musical theater veteran. Watching this film, I found myself caring less and less about the fairly predictable and safe story and waiting impatiently for the next number.

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  • 67

    out of 100

    Entertainment Weekly Owen Gleiberman

    The surprise -- and intermittent delight -- of Connie and Carla is the way that it taps into the everybody-is-a-star passion of the new sing-along culture.

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For Families provided by Common Sense Media

Iffy for 15+

The plot is nothing new; not much here for teens.

What Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that many of the characters in this movie are drag queens, although as is typical in movies of this kind, they're portrayed as non-sexual. Parents should also know that characters use some strong language and there are some double entrendre sexual references and crude jokes involving tampons and a "sit on my face" insult. Characters respond to a stressful situation by deciding to get drunk and much of the action takes place in a bar. A character is a drug dealer and the response to accidental use of cocaine is portrayed as humorous. A character is a hitman and there is one murder (off camera). There are fights, mostly comic. A strength of the movie is that prejudice against drag queens and anyone who is different is an important theme.

  • Families can talk about how we know who we are and how we treat those who are different. They might want to talk about why it is easier for the drag queens to feel good about the way they look than it is for the women that Connie and Carla see.

What to watch for
  • violence false3

    Violence: Character killed, mostly comic violence.

  • sex false3

    Sex: Sexual references, overall theme of drag queens.

  • language false3

    Language: Some strong language and double entendres.

  • consumerism false0

    Consumerism: Not an issue

  • drugsalcoholtobacco false3

    Drinking, drugs and smoking: Characters drink to respond to stress, scenes in bar.