Connie and Carla

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All Music Guide - Heather Phares
The soundtrack to Connie and Carla, the tale of two dinner theater chanteuses who must pose as drag queens after they witness a murder, plays more like an original cast recording from a revue than a typical collection of film music. Aside from Peaches & Herb's "Groove Thing," the entire soundtrack is performed by Connie and Carla Nia Vardalos and Toni Collette, with the help from "the Belles of the Balls", the film's cast of drag queens, and Debbie Reynolds, who accompanies the duo on a medley of "I Cain't Say No/There Are Worse Things I Could Do/What I Did for Love." The soundtrack's opening cut, a medley of "Oklahoma!/Superstar/Papa, Can You Hear Me?/Memory" is ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Heather Phares
The soundtrack to Connie and Carla, the tale of two dinner theater chanteuses who must pose as drag queens after they witness a murder, plays more like an original cast recording from a revue than a typical collection of film music. Aside from Peaches & Herb's "Groove Thing," the entire soundtrack is performed by Connie and Carla Nia Vardalos and Toni Collette, with the help from "the Belles of the Balls", the film's cast of drag queens, and Debbie Reynolds, who accompanies the duo on a medley of "I Cain't Say No/There Are Worse Things I Could Do/What I Did for Love." The soundtrack's opening cut, a medley of "Oklahoma!/Superstar/Papa, Can You Hear Me?/Memory" is especially funny, recalling not only excruciating dinner theater but Jan Hooks and Nora Dunn's Swingle Sisters routine from Saturday Night Live. Vardalos and Collette have more than decent singing voices, so the listener ends up laughing with, instead of at, their performances of "I'm Gonna Wash That Man Right Outa My Hair," "Maybe This Time," and "Don't Rain on My Parade." The numbers that Connie and Carla perform on their own are less overwhelming than the ones that also feature the cast, although the rousing performance of "Mame" is quite entertaining. While the soundtrack is definitely over the top including Randy Edelman's perky, busy "Connie and Carla Overture", it's also a lot of fun, especially for anyone who enjoyed the movie.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 4/13/2004
  • Label: Sony Mod - Afw Line
  • UPC: 827969243022
  • Catalog Number: 92430
  • Sales rank: 196,999

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Debbie Reynolds Dialogue
Randy Edelman Conductor
Nia Vardalos Dialogue
Toni Collette Dialogue
Technical Credits
A. L. Webber Composer
Stephen Sondheim Composer
Freddie Mercury Composer
Michel Legrand Composer
Richard Rodgers Composer
Randy Edelman Arranger, Composer, Producer, Orchestration
Marvin Hamlisch Composer
Jerry Herman Composer
Kander Composer
Elton Farokh Ahi Engineer
Alan Bergman Composer
Marilyn Bergman Composer
Dino Fekaris Composer
Ralph Ferraro Orchestration
Oscar Hammerstein II Composer
Edward Kleban Composer
Freddie Perren Composer
Jule Styne Composer
Tim Rice Composer
Glen Brunman Executive Producer
Bob Merrill Composer
Jill Tengan Digital Editing
Stu Balcomb Orchestration
Hooshik Bayliss Photo Manipulation
Paul Bogaev Arranger, Producer, Vocal Arrangements
Fred Ebb Composer
Warren Casey Composer
Jim Jacobs Composer
Philip M. Cohen Music Business Affairs
Elton Ahi Engineer
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Fabulous

    I thought the movie and the soundtrack were wonderful. I have read so many terrible reviews from critics who apparently don't grasp the concept of just being entertained without having to analyze everything. As for the other review about it being 27 minutes....it's not a broadway musical! It's a movie. It's not going to have 2 hours of constant music. And besides, you should have read the running time before you bought it then! I think Vardalos and Colette did a wonderful job!!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Not worth the money

    I have never been so disappointed in a soundtrack before. I just spend $13.00 on the soundtrack from the movie “Connie and Carla” with a total playing time of 27 minutes how absolutely pathetic. I will think long and hard before I spend my money on another Sony Soundtrack in the future!

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