Metascore
51

Mixed or average reviews - based on 14 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 14
  2. Negative: 1 out of 14
  1. Reviewed by: Jeannette Catsoulis
    Apr 7, 2011
    70
    This is Ms. Cattrall's movie all the way. Photographed more cruelly than a tabloid victim, she gives Monica a grubby dignity that her "Sex and the City" alter ego, Samantha Jones, would wholeheartedly applaud.
  2. Reviewed by: Eric Kohn
    Apr 6, 2011
    67
    Like the poster, Meet Monica Velour is engaging to a point, but leaves much to be desired.
  3. Reviewed by: Lou Lumenick
    Apr 8, 2011
    63
    Writer-director Keith Bearden was also smart enough to round up a couple of other old pros: Brian Dennehy, as the hero's eccentric grandfather, and Keith David, as a wise collector of pop-culture artifacts.
  4. Reviewed by: Philip Wilding
    Jul 31, 2011
    60
    Beautifully acted, it's a tender love story with one or two belly laughs.
  5. Reviewed by: Richard Mowe
    Apr 12, 2011
    60
    Both emotionally charged and at times extremely funny, with humor emerging naturally from the characters' predicaments, Meet Monica Velour has the feel-good factor without comprising its ideals.
  6. Reviewed by: Frank Scheck
    Apr 4, 2011
    60
    The effectively deglamorized Cattrall is terrific, investing her portrayal with a complex mixture of vulnerability, toughness and still-powerful sexuality.
  7. Reviewed by: Rick Groen
    May 13, 2011
    50
    Poor Cattrall is caught in a script that, much like the white teddy, is an impossibly tight squeeze, obliging her to hit the farcical laughs while still playing the cellulite realism.
  8. Reviewed by: Owen Gleiberman
    Apr 16, 2011
    50
    The role of a former star of the "golden age" of porn sounds perfect for Kim Cattrall, and she handles it nicely - at least, in the rare moments when this indie comedy isn't terminally contrived.
  9. Reviewed by: Amy Biancolli
    Apr 14, 2011
    50
    A road trip into the heart of that bumpiest of territories, the adolescent id.
  10. Reviewed by: Mark Olsen
    Apr 7, 2011
    50
    In some ways this film's biggest failing is that it can't decide who's story it is telling.
  11. Reviewed by: Rex Reed
    Apr 6, 2011
    50
    It's definitely worth seeing for Ms. Cattrall. This gal can really act.
  12. Reviewed by: Michelle Orange
    Apr 5, 2011
    50
    The result is unbalanced by cartoonish flourishes-Ingram's performance being the chief offender-that overpower Cattrall's subtler character work.
  13. Reviewed by: Joe Neumaier
    Apr 8, 2011
    40
    The deepest chord is hit by Cattrall, who almost manages to wipe away the memory of "Sex and the City 2."
  14. Reviewed by: Nick Schager
    Apr 6, 2011
    20
    The film succeeds only in turning one's stomach via implausibilities, inanities and the unwelcome sight of Brian Dennehy's naked ass.
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  1. Mar 19, 2012
    5
    Extremely low budget Indie about a teenager in love with an aged former porn star. While occasionally reminiscent of Napoleon Dynamite, "MeetExtremely low budget Indie about a teenager in love with an aged former porn star. While occasionally reminiscent of Napoleon Dynamite, "Meet Monica Velour" is much more serious, even in its dark humor. While it isn't a bad movie, it isn't particularly good either. The performance of Kim Cattrall is actually pretty good and a welcome change from her "Sex and the City" typecast she's been saddled with the past decade. Yeah, this film may not seem like much of a departure from the type of character she's been playing for a long time, but it did give her a chance to be more raw and serious. Definitely worth watching at least once. Full Review »