• R, 1 hr. 37 min.
  • Drama, Comedy
  • Directed By:
    Keith Bearden
    In Theaters:
    Apr 8, 2011 Limited
    On DVD:
    Aug 16, 2011
  • Anchor Bay Entertainment

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Meet Monica Velour Reviews

Ronnie Scheib
Variety
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February 23, 2012
Rick Groen
Globe and Mail
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Pretty good performance, awfully lame movie.

Full Review Source: Globe and Mail | Original Score: 2/4

May 13, 2011
Linda Barnard
Toronto Star
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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 Source: Toronto Star | Original Score: 2/4

May 12, 2011
Owen Gleiberman
Entertainment Weekly
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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 Source: Entertainment Weekly | Original Score: C

April 15, 2011
Tom Long
Detroit News
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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 Source: Detroit News | Original Score: C+

April 15, 2011
Frank Scheck
Hollywood Reporter
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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 Source: Hollywood Reporter

April 15, 2011
Stephen Whitty
Newark Star-Ledger
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Watching Tobe circle the drain in an open-mouthed daze, like some sort of unwanted goldfish, is absolutely no fun at all.

Full Review Source: Newark Star-Ledger

April 10, 2011
Joe Neumaier
New York Daily News
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[A] herky-jerky story.

Full Review Source: New York Daily News | Original Score: 2/5

April 8, 2011
Lou Lumenick
New York Post
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Cattrall, who gained weight for a role in which she looks every one of her 50-something years, makes "Meet Monica Velour" more involving than it sounds.

Full Review Source: New York Post | Original Score: 2.5/4

April 8, 2011
Mark Olsen
Los Angeles Times
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In some ways this film's biggest failing is that it can't decide whose story it is telling, his or hers.

Full Review Source: Los Angeles Times | Original Score: 2/5

April 7, 2011
Jeannette Catsoulis
New York Times
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Like a fledgling Will Ferrell, Mr. Ingram embraces his inner nerd with mouth permanently agape and hair sprouting like florets of burned broccoli. But this is Ms. Cattrall's movie all the way.

Full Review Source: New York Times | Original Score: 3/5

April 7, 2011
Michelle Orange
Village Voice
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The result is unbalanced by cartoonish flourishes -- Ingram's performance being the chief offender -- that overpower Cattrall's subtler character work.

Full Review Source: Village Voice

April 6, 2011
Nick Schager
Time Out New York
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From dirty-movie parodies to the achieving of one's misfit dreams, Keith Bearden's coming-of-age dramedy adheres to the flaccidest of formulas.

Full Review Source: Time Out New York | Original Score: 1/5

April 6, 2011
Rex Reed
New York Observer
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Harmless coming-of-age stuff, but you've seen it all a million times.

Full Review Source: New York Observer | Original Score: 2/4

April 6, 2011
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