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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
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
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
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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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
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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
Geoff Berkshire
Metromix.com
April 7, 2011
Bearden has a good concept here, and an eagerness to tackle gender and age stereotypes, but his indie-by-the-numbers story disappoints.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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Jeannette Catsoulis
New York Times
April 7, 2011
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 | Original Score: 3/5
Prairie Miller
WBAI Radio
April 7, 2011
Kim Cattrall takes on older female sexuality on screen, in her provocative as usual new role as a struggling single mom and sex worker, in this self-described male feminist directed movie. And playing female degradation raw, with surprising dignity.
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-
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Rick Groen
Globe and Mail
May 13, 2011
Pretty good performance, awfully lame movie.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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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
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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+
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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