Meet Monica Velour (2010)

R  |   |  Comedy, Drama, Romance  |  April 2010 (USA)
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When an awkward teen meets his favorite porn star, whose career peaked in the '80s, an unexpected friendship follows as the young man gets a glimpse inside Monica Velour's current life as a single mom struggling to make ends meet.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Pop Pop
Snickers (as Elizabeth Wright Shapiro)
Young Monica
Gracie Rose ...
Henry Yuk ...
Amanda's Dad
Kyle Hillman ...
Classmate (as Kwadwo Asiedu)
Punk Girl


When an awkward teen meets his favorite porn star, whose career peaked in the '80s, an unexpected friendship follows as the young man gets a glimpse inside Monica Velour's current life as a single mom struggling to make ends meet.

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Fantasy Meets Reality


Comedy | Drama | Romance

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Rated R for strong sexual content, nudity, language and some drug use | See all certifications »

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April 2010 (USA)  »

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Miss January  »

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$5,000,000 (estimated)

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$7,438 (USA) (8 April 2011)


$31,649 (USA) (20 May 2011)

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For her somewhat downbeat role, Kim Cattrall wore no makeup and left her hair just as it was when she got up each morning during the shoot. See more »


Tobe says he's from Auburn, Washington. But when he puts a sign in his truck for sale, the phone number has a 206 area code. Auburn's area code is 253. The 206 area code is Seattle. See more »


Claude: We bring people into our lives for a reason... Yeah, helping people, eh, tricky biz. Now you could open the door, and they just stay there or even jump out the window... You care about her?... Then you have to do the first thing that jumps into your mind, unless it involves automatic weapons, or semi-automatic weapons. Even if you flop it will be real... Show up on time, do your act 100 percent and hope for the best...
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Kim Cattrall is simply amazing as 'Monica Velour'. One to see!
4 September 2011 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Once again, because of the website, I am given the opportunity to watch a film that I would have never seen before. Sure, I see a lot of duds and some movies that shouldn't even be watched by anyone, let alone me --- but, every now and then, a film will come along that will take me by complete surprise. This is one of those films. Thoroughly entertaining and loaded with humor and heart, Meet Monica Velour is definitely one you should watch.

We are introduced to Tobe (Ingram) straight away. He is working inside his Pop Pop's (Dennehy) weenie wiz mobile selling hot dog wares to the locals like Kenny (Yelsky) and spying on girl like Amanda (Han). When he arrives home, he likes to hibernate in his room and fantasize about his real obsession: Monica Velour (Cattrall), a porno actress from the 70's. He has his room decorated with her posters, keeps scrapbooks about her and even orders some of her rarest works on VHS tape. His Pop Pop gives him the weenie mobile for a graduation present and Tobe immediately puts it up for sale for $5,000. Seeing as how Monica Velour has all but fallen off the face of the Earth, Tobe sets his sights on Amanda since he learned some new things about her that really struck a chord with him. However, when he tries to approach Amanda, some circumstances happen that make him flee back to the safety of his room and causes him to go on a frenzied (and humorous) internet search. As fate would have it, Monica Velour is making a special appearance in a small town in Indiana -- very close to another small town in Indiana where an artist named Claude (David) wants the weenie mobile delivered. Not needing any other signs, Tobe packs up and hits the road to meet up with his fantasy girl/crush/obsession. Once there, he defends her honor while she's on stage from a bunch of misanthropes and gets the holy hell beat out of him. Feeling sorry for him and appreciating what he did for her, Monica takes Tobe home and tends to his wounds, but not without relieving him of the money in his wallet first. When Tobe comes to in the morning, he finally gets to sit down and have an actual talk with his fantasy girl. He learns that not everything went as planned for her and she has had traveled more downs than ups in the roller coaster of life. Thinking he can make her life better, he then sets out to try and woo her and some other complications get in his way before the movie's end, such as: her ex-husband, her daughter with said ex-husband and her desperation for money to name a few.

I really, really, really enjoyed this film, particularly Kim Cattrall -- she was amazing as Linda Romanoli aka Monica Velour. Cattall gives a go-for-broke performance that truly pays off. I had no problems believing that she was a broken down, alcohol-fueled, drug-addicted porn star. Not only did she look the part (she shot her home scenes entirely without her hair and makeup being done to make it more realistic), but she shows off her acting chops as well. If this movie had a bigger push from the studio or a wider release or did more money in the box office, I could see her snagging an Oscar™ nomination easily. That's not to say that everyone else in the movie wasn't good -- she just gave the film's best performance bar none. Also good was Dustin Ingram as Tobe -- geeky and dorky enough to be quirky and heartfelt and real enough to be likable. Dennehy also does a nice job, although his role is extremely limited, it's hardly worth mentioning.

Not once did I feel bored or wished this movie would just end already. I was genuinely interested in all of the characters and was curious as to how everything was going to come to a close. Speaking of the ending -- it's the only thing about the movie that's truly lacking. I felt that it all ended just a bit too soon. There was so much going on and it was like the film crew were on time and/or money restraints, so they wrapped up everything a tad too quickly (and too neatly, I might add). A simple thing that can be overlooked, I suppose, but it's enough for me to lower my grade because having spent some time with the characters, I felt they needed a bit more resolve than what was spoon-fed to us.

I still highly recommend the film and it will even be going on my list of one of the ones that you have to watch in 2011. The movie is very funny in most parts, but also has it's bittersweet and heartfelt moments that will make you enjoy it even more. Some of the film's funniest moments come from Tobe and Monica watching Monica's early porn footage from films such as: Princess Layme in Star Muffs and Frankenbooty (in 3D, no less!)

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