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In this coming-of-age comedy, awkward high school graduate Tobe Hulbert leaves on a road trip to meet Monica Velour, his favorite '80s porn star, at a rare appearance hundreds of miles away. Instead of the glamourous sexpot portrayed on screen, he finds a 49-year-old single mom living in a trailer park in rural Indiana, performing at seedy strip clubs to make ends meet. Starry-eyed and captivated by his crush, Tobe befriends Monica, further complicating her troublesome life; she has to deal with custody over her daughter, a deadbeat boyfriend, her uncompromising and somewhat regrettable legacy, and constant ridiculing for her life choices.Written by
Anchor Bay Entertainment
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Written by Buckra
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Not a review but a recommendation
I am not one for either reading reviews or writing them. I did however sign up with IMDb just now to recommend this movie and posit that Kim Cattrall should easily have taken home a best actor award of some sort for her work in it. For those who have seen the movie or those who will see it, there is a scene (and you will know which one I mean) toward the end that is absolutely breath-taking. I have not seen something that honest and powerful in a movie in a very very long time. I get a chill just thinking about it now. I think as we get older we forget about the tug we felt inside when we first fell in love. We might even block it on purpose because it is frightening and beautiful and very powerful all at the same time. When I watched this film I knew where that feeling was and that it doesn't ever really go away. In a cinematic sea of pop-romance films, this one digs down much deeper. Kim Cattrall makes you want to be her hero. Her performance is just that special.
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