Meet Monica Velour (2011)

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In this irreverent comedy, awkward teenager Tobe (Dustin Ingram) sets off on a road trip to meet Monica Velour (Kim Cattrall), his favorite '80s porn star, at a rare live appearance hundreds of miles away. Instead of the glamorous sexpot portrayed on film, he finds a 49-year-old single mom living in a trailer in rural Indiana, performing at seedy strip clubs to make ends meet. A starry-eyed Tobe, still captivated by his crush, befriends Monica, further complicating her difficult life. Kim … More

Rating: R (for strong sexual content, nudity, language and some drug use)
Genre: Drama, Comedy
Directed By:
Written By: Keith Bearden
In Theaters:
On DVD: Aug 16, 2011
Box Office: $31.6k
Runtime:
Anchor Bay Entertainment - Official Site

Cast


as Monica Velour

as Ronnie

as Young Monica Velour

as Petting Zoo Club Own...

as Amanda's Dad

as Classmate

as Blonde Girl

as Lead Cop

as Biker Guy 1

as Chinese Neighbor

as Commencement Speaker

as Old Lady Cashier

as Fireworks

as Porn Producer

as Porn Director

as Bandito 1

as Frat Boy 1

as Frat Boy 2

as Frat Boy 3

as Dork Fudgepacker

as Himself

as Frankenbooty Juggler

as Frankenbooty Burgerm...

as Store Owner

as Child in Motel Offic...
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Critic Reviews for Meet Monica Velour

All Critics (30) | Top Critics (14)

Pretty good performance, awfully lame movie.

Full Review… | May 13, 2011
Globe and Mail
Top Critic

Had first-time director Keith Bearden been as devoted to keeping Meet Monica Velour on track as he did to coming up with punderful porn flick names, he could have had a satisfying dark comedy on his hands.

Full Review… | May 12, 2011
Toronto Star
Top Critic

The role of a former star of the ''golden age'' of porn sounds perfect for Kim Cattrall, and she handles it nicely - at least, in the rare moments when this indie comedy isn't terminally contrived.

Full Review… | April 15, 2011
Entertainment Weekly
Top Critic

You really come away wishing Cattrall could take this character to a more serious film. Who better to show the flip side of beauty?

Full Review… | April 15, 2011
Detroit News
Top Critic

Better than its premise would suggest, the film works to the degree that it does thanks to the well-drawn characterizations and the frequent doses of sly, subtle humor.

Full Review… | April 15, 2011
Hollywood Reporter
Top Critic

Watching Tobe circle the drain in an open-mouthed daze, like some sort of unwanted goldfish, is absolutely no fun at all.

Full Review… | April 10, 2011
Newark Star-Ledger
Top Critic

Audience Reviews for Meet Monica Velour

½

This could be "Napoleon Dynamite meets the pornstar"! Really quirky little film - liked it a lot. Kim Cattrall is excellent as a washed up pornstar from the 70's and Dustin Ingram also really good as an absolute dork who is obsessed with her and when he gets a chance to meet her, befriends her and decides they belong together, even though it is obvious his also-dorky classmate, Amanda, is perfect for him.

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Nicki Marie

Super Reviewer

½

This proved to be somewhat formulaic, and yet, something about the way Kim Cattrall played the titular character evoked a boatload of sympathy. Young Dustin Ingram, as Tobe, reminded this viewer of Michael Cera, but without the annoying mannerisms. The supporting cast held their own and did admirably well, with Brian Dennehy being the most recognizable name. Without the talents of Miss Cattrall, this could have been awful. Her presence lifted an otherwise pedestrian tale and made it very watchable indeed.

Mark Abell
Mark Abell

Super Reviewer

½

The film was good but could have been so much better. Kim Cattrall is amazing and should have gotten an Oscar nomination for the film. The film needed a rewrite. The tone was off. Also it felt like I was watching 2 different films here. His story was more like Napoleon Dynamite and her story was like The Wrestler.

I thought Dustin Ingram was ok as Tobe. However, they made a mistake making him look like a clone of Napoleon Dynamite. That was too distracting. I did think Brian Dennehy and Keith David were good in their supporting roles.

The film is worth seeing especially for Kim Cattrall's performance in it.

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Sol C

Super Reviewer

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