Meet Monica Velour

2010, Comedy, 1h 37m

29 Reviews 500+ Ratings

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An awkward teen (Dustin Ingram) makes a road trip to see his favorite porn star (Kim Cattrall) in person and finds that reality is much different than fantasy.

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  • Jan 02, 2013
    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.
    Sol C Super Reviewer
  • Dec 07, 2012
    Owing a heavy debt to Napoleon Dynamite, this quirky indie follows closely in that film's smalltown footsteps, right down to the skinny, nerdy, puffhaired oddball male lead. When he learns his favorite porn star is starring at a strip club in Indiana, he road trips in his inherited weinermobile to sell the vintage auto and catch her show. Kim Cattrall is excellent in a standout performance as the former '80s sex idol now in her late 40s on a downward slide, and unafraid to show the inevitable effect time has on beauty. Brian Dennehy is equally good in a supporting role as the boy's crusty father, and Keith David ingratiates as a wizened artist/collector of Americana. A happy-ever-after ending doesn't quite fit with the rest of the offbeat storytelling, but the trip has enough detours worth taking.
    Doctor S Super Reviewer
  • Feb 09, 2012
    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 A Super Reviewer
  • Nov 18, 2011
    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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