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Friday, January 22, 2010

Friday Fun...

So, it's Friday which means that the weekend is upon us and everyone is looking for fun times.

Well, I'm here to help!

There is a movie out there that I have introduced many people to. Everyone I have forced to watch it has been amazed and thrilled to see it. Somehow, however, nobody has ever heard of it before I bring it up. I'm not quite sure what that says about me but that's neither here nor there.

When you follow your dreams, there's no telling what you'll become.
Supposedly there are people out there who don't care for this movie. I am forced to ignore that these people exist or run the risk of being forced to beat them to death with a live herring. I'll do it too! Don't push me!

The movie is called "Connie and Carla". (Just in case the DVD cover above didn't give it away.) It is absolutely wonderful and you should find time this weekend to sit down with your friends and loved ones and watch it.

Now... This is where I am going to give you some spoilers so if you want to avoid them, stop reading and just go watch it for yourself.

For those of you who are still reading along, PLEASE don't allow yourself to be deterred by what you are about to read. For some reason that I just can't quite understand, people have a strong aversion to watching this film for the first time. It's funny because no one has had an aversion to watching it a second time.

The story starts out with two women attempting to live out their dream of preforming show tunes by working at an airport cocktail lounge. The two then witness a murder over some stolen drugs and are forced to go into hiding.

Where can they possibly go to hide where nobody would think to look for them?

Los Angeles!

Who would think to look for two show tune obsessed women in a town without anything resembling culture?

But our two heroines just can't live without their passion so they find a way to, once again, get involved in musical theater.

They become drag queens.

Now they are in hiding as women dressed as men dressed as women! It's the perfect disguise!


Connie (Nia Vardalos from My Big Fat Greek Wedding. Coincidentally, she wrote this one too!) meets a guy (Jeff, played by David Duchovny from The X-Files) and falls in love but he has no interest in pursuing a relationship with another guy so she is stuck.

Meanwhile, the stage show they have started is growing in popularity and who happens to see them on the news but Al and Mikey, (Nick Sandow and Dash Mihok who offer stellar performances that are well worth a laugh or two.) the two guys they left when they went into hiding!

Carla (Toni Collette, most recently from United States of Tara) is thrilled to see them since she has been secretly calling and hanging up on Mikey anyway but then they learn that the murdering gangster and his thug, Tibor (Boris McGiver... No shit, that's his name! If you really want to know, this character alone makes the entire movie worthwhile and the rest is just fun filler.) are coming to LA and they have to run all over again!

Suffice it to say, Mikey and a kitten show up just in time to save they day and, thanks to the intervention of Debbie Reynolds, everyone lives happily ever after. Seriously folks, the movie is fluff. But as fluff goes this one is jammed packed with awesome elements that add up to a wonderfully entertaining party where you get to learn which of your friends are closet musical fans! (I promise, by the end of the movie they WILL sing along!)

Girlfriends, big or small, thin or fat worship that body! It's the only one you've got!


  1. This sounds fantastic! You know what other movie I like and can't get people to watch?

    To Wong Foo, Thanks For Everything! Julie Newmar.

    Have you seen it? You should!

  2. The movie is phenomenal Joan. To Wong Foo was merely good in comparison...

    Take all the good parts of Wong Foo and take away everything serious... Then add in a ton of fun for fun's sake.