Meet Monica Velour
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In this irreverent comedy, awkward teenager Tobe (Dustin Ingram) sets off on a road trip to meet Monica Velour (Kim Cattrall), his favorite '80s porn star, at a rare live appearance hundreds of miles away. Instead of the glamorous sexpot portrayed on film, he finds a 49-year-old single mom living in a trailer in rural Indiana, performing at seedy strip clubs to make ends meet. A starry-eyed Tobe, still captivated by his crush, befriends Monica, further complicating her difficult life. Kim Cattrall gives a career-defining performance in this offbeat love story that appeals to the dreamer --… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 48%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Pretty good performance, awfully lame movie."
‑ Rick Groen, Globe and Mail
"You really come away wishing Cattrall could take this character to a more serious film. Who better to show the flip side of beauty?"
‑ Tom Long, Detroit News
"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."
‑ Prairie Miller, Long Island Press
"Beautifully acted, it's a tender love story with one or two belly laughs."
‑ Philip Wilding, Empire Magazine
"Meet Monica Velour is an uncomfortable mix of humour and drama, a hybrid sex farce/coming of age story distinguished by an attractive weirdness."
‑ Liz Braun, Jam! Movies
"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."
‑ Linda Barnard, Toronto Star
"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."
‑ Frank Scheck, Hollywood Reporter
"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."
‑ Ross Ruediger,
"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."
‑ Matthew Turner, ViewLondon
"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."
‑ Corey Hall, Metro Times (Detroit, MI)
"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."
‑ Owen Gleiberman, Entertainment Weekly
"Watching Tobe circle the drain in an open-mouthed daze, like some sort of unwanted goldfish, is absolutely no fun at all."
‑ Stephen Whitty, Newark Star-Ledger
"Blessed with a promising concept for a dark comedy, "Meet Monica Velour" would rather tug heartstrings or script repetitive behavior from derivative characters."
‑ Brian Orndorf,
"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."
‑ Rich Cline, Shadows on the Wall
"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."
‑ Kurt Loder, Wide Screen
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