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Meet Monica Velour (2010)

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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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Henry Yuk ...
Amanda's Dad
Kyle Hillman ...
Jock
Kojo Asiedu ...
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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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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$5,000,000 (estimated)

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

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$31,649 (USA) (20 May 2011)
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According to DVD commentary, the producers changed final shooting script, edit and music against writer/director Keith Bearden's wishes. See more »

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In some scenes, the leaves are changing color since this was filmed in mid-October in Michigan and the movie takes place during the summer. See more »

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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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Shake Your Baby Fat
Written by Buckra
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Meet Monica Velour viewed at Williamstown Festival
18 October 2010 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Although some of my colleagues were a bit shocked by the subject matter I was extremely satisfied with this dark comedy film with feeling. It was truthful yet entertaining (mostly due to the Cast & heartfelt writing). Dustin being a newcomer allowed me to believe this was a real boy struggling with the issues of growing up under his slightly unusual circumstances. Kim Cattrall was wonderful and her chemistry with Dustin was unbelievable! I would love to know if she and he were long time friends and she had something to do with choosing him as Tobe. Brian Dennehy was strong yet short lived in this film. I believe there could've been an entire movie in itself based on POP-POP and TOBE'S relationship and home life. (Maybe an HBO Series). Ha! I'm very excited that Kim has shed the "Sex In The City" suit for a more "real" dark character and with a new star on its way in the form of Dustin Ingram, this movie will be a long lived tribute to his start (although he has plenty of younger Disney & Nickelodeon credits). I highly recommend going and seeing it in April 2011 when ANCHOR BAY is supposed to release it nation wide! And don't let the taboo of the word "Porn Star" keep you from enjoying a delightful movie about young love and maturing in a current world of motherless and fatherless households with our children being raised by the media. Please support this work of art written and directed by Kieth Bearden.


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