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Meet Monica Velour Reviews

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Prairie Miller
Long Island Press
December 31, 2011
Cattrall does what she does best, pushing boundaries unapologetically. And there's not a hint of lewd intentions, but plenty of saucy satire surrounding US culture's sexual contradictions, in a geek's determined fantasy romance bypassing cougar labels.
Ross Ruediger
Bullz-Eye.com
August 13, 2011
From a plot standpoint, there isn't much that's remarkable about it, yet its two central figures are so honestly drawn that they make up for any predictability along the way.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Brian Orndorf
BrianOrndorf.com
August 4, 2011
Blessed with a promising concept for a dark comedy, "Meet Monica Velour" would rather tug heartstrings or script repetitive behavior from derivative characters.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
Philip Wilding
Empire Magazine
July 14, 2011
Beautifully acted, it's a tender love story with one or two belly laughs.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Matthew Turner
ViewLondon
June 24, 2011
Enjoyable coming-of-age comedy drama with an engagingly off-beat script, some appealing production design and two terrific central performances from Kim Cattrall and Dustin Ingram.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Rich Cline
Shadows on the Wall
June 16, 2011
There's a scruffy, honest charm to this film that keeps us involved, even though the rough edges are ultimately worn down by what seems like an over-developed script. But a strong central performance wins us over.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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Rick Groen
Globe and Mail
May 13, 2011
Pretty good performance, awfully lame movie.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Liz Braun
Jam! Movies
May 13, 2011
Meet Monica Velour is an uncomfortable mix of humour and drama, a hybrid sex farce/coming of age story distinguished by an attractive weirdness.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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Linda Barnard
Toronto Star
May 12, 2011
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 | Original Score: 2/4
Corey Hall
Metro Times (Detroit, MI)
April 15, 2011
I could have lived a thousand life times blissfully unaware of what Brian Dennehy's flabby ass cheeks look like, but these are the occupational risks.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
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Owen Gleiberman
Entertainment Weekly
April 15, 2011
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 | Original Score: C
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Tom Long
Detroit News
April 15, 2011
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 | Original Score: C+
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Frank Scheck
Hollywood Reporter
April 15, 2011
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.
Kurt Loder
Wide Screen
April 13, 2011
A low-key indie of determined charm. Kim Cattrall's brave and affecting performance as an over-the-hill '80s porn star is reason enough to see it.
Richard Mowe
Boxoffice Magazine
April 12, 2011
Cattrall embraces her 49-year-old character with open arms and gives a fine performance full of strength, vulnerability and also sexual chemistry.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Marshall Fine
Hollywood & Fine
April 11, 2011
Dustin Ingram is a Jon Heder-wannabe, which is not something that anyone should want to be.
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Stephen Whitty
Newark Star-Ledger
April 10, 2011
Watching Tobe circle the drain in an open-mouthed daze, like some sort of unwanted goldfish, is absolutely no fun at all.
David Noh
Film Journal International
April 8, 2011
Coming-of-age awfulness.
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Joe Neumaier
New York Daily News
April 8, 2011
[A] herky-jerky story.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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Lou Lumenick
New York Post
April 8, 2011
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 | Original Score: 2.5/4
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