Meet Monica Velour
Meet Monica Velour (2011)

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… More

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Rated: R
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Genre: Drama, Comedy
Release Date: April 8, 2011
DVD Release Date: August 16, 2011
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Critic Score: 48% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Rick Groen
Globe and Mail

Pretty good performance, awfully lame movie.

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Tom Long
Detroit News

You really come away wishing Cattrall could take this character to a more serious film. Who better to show the flip side of beauty?

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Prairie Miller
Long Island Press

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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Linda Barnard
Toronto Star

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.

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Frank Scheck
Hollywood Reporter

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.

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Ross Ruediger

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.

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Owen Gleiberman
Entertainment Weekly

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.

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Stephen Whitty
Newark Star-Ledger

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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Brian Orndorf

Blessed with a promising concept for a dark comedy, "Meet Monica Velour" would rather tug heartstrings or script repetitive behavior from derivative characters.

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Flixster Audience Score: 34% Flixster User Reviews
Nicki Marie
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… More
Doctor Strangeblog
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… More
Mark Abell
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… More
Sol C
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… More