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Meet Monica Velour Reviews

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Andrew Schenker
Slant Magazine
April 3, 2011
Meet Monica Velour is a cruel movie. It's also cruelly unfunny.
Full Review | Original Score: .5/4
Tim Grierson
Screen International
April 6, 2011
Despite a sympathetic performance from Sex and the City star Kim Cattrall, there simply isn't much life or surprise in this tepid indie.
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Nick Schager
Time Out
April 6, 2011
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 | Original Score: 1/5
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Joe Neumaier
New York Daily News
April 8, 2011
[A] herky-jerky story.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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-
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Michelle Orange
Village Voice
April 6, 2011
The result is unbalanced by cartoonish flourishes -- Ingram's performance being the chief offender -- that overpower Cattrall's subtler character work.
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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.
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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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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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Mark Olsen
Los Angeles Times
April 7, 2011
In some ways this film's biggest failing is that it can't decide whose story it is telling, his or hers.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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Rex Reed
New York Observer
April 6, 2011
Harmless coming-of-age stuff, but you've seen it all a million times.
Read More | Original Score: 2/4
David Noh
Film Journal International
April 8, 2011
Coming-of-age awfulness.
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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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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Rick Groen
Globe and Mail
May 13, 2011
Pretty good performance, awfully lame movie.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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
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+
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
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.
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.
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