LOVEFiLM Review: Meet Monica Velour (2011)

In this irreverent comedy, awkward teenager Tobe (Dustin Ingram) sets off on a road trip to meet Monica Velour (Kim Cattrall), his favorite ’80s porn star, at a rare live appearance hundreds of miles away. Instead of the glamorous sexpot portrayed on film, he finds a 49-year-old single mom living in a trailer in rural Indiana, performing at seedy strip clubs to make ends meet. A starry-eyed Tobe, still captivated by his crush, befriends Monica, further complicating her difficult life. Kim Cattrall gives a career-defining performance in this offbeat love story that appeals to the dreamer — and the nerd — in all of us.

Well, what can I say about this film? When I first saw the trailer I was very intrigued. It seemed like a cool, interesting and quirky idea. This, however, is not the case.

The feel of the film is kinda Napoleon Dynamite meets American Pie, this is the best to describe it. More Napoleon though, especially when you see the lead guy in it. He almost looks like a cartoon! The film is just really boring and straight out flat. It’s not at all funny, and not even its strangeness makes up for it. The only saving grace is Kim Cattrall who actually comes away with positives. She is great as the retired, down on the dumps ex porn star.

On the whole Meet Monica Velour is not a film I’d rush to rent, definitely do not buy. But seeing for Kim Cattrall is entirely worth it if you do get round to this.


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