May 18, 2004
Connie and Carla

I had low expectations from this film. Much as I love him, David Duchovny has yet to be in a quality film, aside from The X-Files movie. Nia Vardalos was in one hit that was good but overrated and did very badly with the TV series from that hit. Toni Collette, on the other hand, has a pretty good track record. So there was a glimmer of hope.

The plot is, ridiculous as it sounds, that two airport lounge singers get on the wrong side of some very bad men and go into hiding in LA as drag performers. Still in her role as man dressed as woman, Nia falls in love with straight David, the brother of a fellow performer, who of course thinks she's a man. Meanwhile, the deception starts to frustrate the women and their drag act gets increasingly popular to the point that they're put on the evening news.... You can figure the rest.

Yes, the plot is ridiculous. It's very Victor/Victoria but not as sophisticated. But it's a lot of fun. The actors are good. The costumes are great. The performances are very entertaining. And there's some unexpected depth in the side story of the two brothers. I saw it with a friend and we both had a good time. Worth a viewing.

Posted by Alyssa at May 18, 2004 08:01 PM
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