Connie and Carla

Rating = B-

Nia Vardalos, author and co-lead actress, has made a movie promoting dinner theater, which is a pretty quirky idea to begin with. To try to make this work, she gives us a completely contrived story of two women pretending they are men in order hide among a bunch of men in drag. It worked in Some Like It Hot, but it doesn't really work here. Nonetheless, the numerous musical numbers are wonderfully funny to watch — more would have been even better. Toni Collette, the other co-lead, is great; her talent appears to have no limits.