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Meet Monica Velour (2010)

 -  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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Tobe
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Pop Pop
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Amanda
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Kenny
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Claude
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Ronnie
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Snickers (as Elizabeth Wright Shapiro)
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Young Monica
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Kayla
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Jock
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Classmate (as Kwadwo Asiedu)
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Punk Girl
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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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Fantasy Meets Reality

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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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Budget:

$5,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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

Gross:

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

Kim Cattrall gained 20 pounds to play Monica. During filming, she would often go to bars to eat and drink. See more »

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

Monica Velour: How old are you? 18? 19?
Tobe: 18.
Monica Velour: You know how old I am? I could have had you.
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Frankenbooty as Himself See more »

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References Welcome Back, Kotter (1975) See more »

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Shake Your Baby Fat
Written by Buckra
Performed by Buckra
Courtesy of Detonation Laboratories
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Beautifully Shot Tragi-Comic Masterpiece
31 August 2011 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

At sometime in your life you've either met, wished to have met, been or wish to have been Monica Velour, a film which captures life's beautiful tragedy, beautifully.

Perhaps you know a Monica and maybe you're a Tobe but have heart, it'll all work out fine in the end.

If you don't recognise any part of yourself in this excellent film then chances are, eventually, you will. Either that or you're incapable of recognising Bathos, Pathos or any other of "life's Musketeers"

Kim Cattrall is still hot, more so without all the SITC polish but special thanks must go to Brian Dennehy for certain .. aspects ..of his performance. In between poking out my mind's eye with an imaginary fork, I'm reaching for the eye bleach.

Thanks, Brian....

9/10 Monica Velour is an instant classic.


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