5.8/10
2,175
25 user 47 critic

Meet Monica Velour (2010)

Trailer
2:23 | Trailer
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.

Director:

Keith Bearden

Writer:

Keith Bearden
1 nomination. See more awards »

Videos

Photos

Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Kim Cattrall ... Monica Velour
Dustin Ingram ... Tobe Hulbert
Brian Dennehy ... Pop Pop
Jee Young Han ... Amanda
Daniel Yelsky ... Kenny
Keith David ... Claude
Sam McMurray ... Ronnie
Elizabeth Shapiro ... Snickers (as Elizabeth Wright Shapiro)
Jamie Tisdale ... Young Monica
Gracie Rose Gracie Rose ... Kayla
Tony Cox ... Petting Zoo Club Owner
Henry Yuk Henry Yuk ... Amanda's Dad
Kyle Hillman Kyle Hillman ... Jock
Kojo Asiedu ... Classmate (as Kwadwo Asiedu)
Lauren Mae Shafer ... Punk Girl
Learn more

More Like This 

Sensitive Skin (TV Series 2014)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

Davina (Kim Cattrall) and Al (Don McKellar) try to revamp their lives as they struggle with the uncertainties of middle age.

Stars: Kim Cattrall, Don McKellar, Nicolas Wright
Ruby Robinson (TV Movie 2015)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.6/10 X  

Ruby Robinson is a silent comedy starring Kim Cattrall. Ruby (Kim Cattrall) lives in a huge, isolated and dilapidated house with a troupe of unusual acrobat helpers that she takes for ... See full summary »

Director: Matt Lipsey
Stars: Kim Cattrall, Mike Wozniak, Cariad Lloyd
Mannequin (1987)
Comedy | Fantasy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

A young artist, searching for his vocation, makes a mannequin so perfect he falls in love with it. Finding the mannequin in a store window, he gets a job there and his creation comes to life.

Director: Michael Gottlieb
Stars: Andrew McCarthy, Kim Cattrall, Estelle Getty
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

A true story of politics and art in the 1930s U.S., focusing on a leftist musical drama and attempts to stop its production.

Director: Tim Robbins
Stars: Hank Azaria, Rubén Blades, Joan Cusack
Humpday (2009)
Comedy | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

Two guys take their bromance to another level when they participate in an art film project.

Director: Lynn Shelton
Stars: Mark Duplass, Joshua Leonard, Alycia Delmore
The Walker (2007)
Crime | Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

An escort who caters to Washington, D.C.'s society ladies becomes involved in a murder case.

Director: Paul Schrader
Stars: Woody Harrelson, Kristin Scott Thomas, Lauren Bacall
Drama | Mystery | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

While in post-war Berlin to cover the Potsdam Conference, an American military journalist is drawn into a murder investigation which involves his former mistress and his driver.

Director: Steven Soderbergh
Stars: George Clooney, Cate Blanchett, Tobey Maguire
Comedy | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

After her much older husband forces a move to a suburban retirement community, Pippa Lee engages in a period of reflection and finds herself heading toward a quiet nervous breakdown.

Director: Rebecca Miller
Stars: Robin Wright, Alan Arkin, Mike Binder
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

An ambitious young woman, determined to build a career in television journalism, gets good advice from her first boss, and they fall in love.

Director: Jon Avnet
Stars: Robert Redford, Michelle Pfeiffer, Stockard Channing
Comedy | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

Self-esteem and insecurity are at the heart of this comedy about the relationship between a mother and her three confused daughters.

Director: Nicole Holofcener
Stars: Catherine Keener, Brenda Blethyn, Troy Ruptash
Drama | Music | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

Anti-Semitism, race relations, coming of age, and fathers and sons: in Baltimore from fall, 1954, to fall, 1955. Racial integration comes to the high school, TV is killing burlesque, and ... See full summary »

Director: Barry Levinson
Stars: Adrien Brody, Bebe Neuwirth, Joe Mantegna
Elektra Luxx (2010)
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.1/10 X  

Life for porn actress Elektra Luxx gets turned upside down when she finds out she's pregnant.

Director: Sebastian Gutierrez
Stars: Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Carla Gugino, Ermahn Ospina
Edit

Storyline

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

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

When fantasy meets reality, everyone deserves a happy ending. See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Drama | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

Parents Guide:

View content advisory »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

The Weenie Wiz hot dog truck driven through the movie was stolen by Michigan car thieves soon after shooting. It has still not been recovered. See more »

Goofs

Outside her trailer, Monica lights the same cigarette twice. See more »

Quotes

Monica Velour: Pinch a little; don't twist! You're not changing channels!
Tobe Hulbert: Sorry.
Monica Velour: No, don't press on it. More like you're painting a house...
Tobe Hulbert: [slightly impedimently pronounced] Is this good?
Monica Velour: There you go...
See more »

Crazy Credits

Frankenbooty as Himself See more »

Connections

Spoofs M*A*S*H (1972) See more »

Soundtracks

Shake Your Baby Fat
Written by Buckra
Performed by Buckra
Courtesy of Detonation Laboratories
See more »

User Reviews

 
Not a review but a recommendation
19 February 2013 | by bansheegraphicsSee all my reviews

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.


7 of 7 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 25 user reviews »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.
Edit

Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

April 2010 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Miss January See more »

Filming Locations:

Detroit, Michigan, USA See more »

Edit

Box Office

Budget:

$5,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$7,438, 10 April 2011

Gross USA:

$33,042

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$33,042
See more on IMDbPro »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Gilbert Films See more »
Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
See full technical specs »

Contribute to This Page

Your Next Binge Watch Awaits

Looking for something to watch? Check out IMDb's "What to Watch" series to find out what's really worth watching.



Recently Viewed