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In this irreverent comedy, awkward teenager Tobe (Dustin Ingram) sets off on a road trip to meet Monica Velour (Kim Cattrall of TV’s SEX & THE CITY), 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, brought to you by the producers of The Kids Are All Right and Garden State, that appeals to the dreamer - and the nerd - in all of us.
Movie Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes
- Reviews Counted: 29
- Fresh: 14
- Rotten: 15
- Average Rating: 5.0/10
Top Critics' Reviews
Fresh: Like a fledgling Will Ferrell, Mr. Ingram embraces his inner nerd with mouth permanently agape and hair sprouting like florets of burned broccoli. But this is Ms. Cattrall's movie all the way.
Rotten: 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.
Rotten: In some ways this film's biggest failing is that it can't decide whose story it is telling, his or hers.
Fresh: Better than its premise would suggest, the film works to the degree that it does thanks to the well-drawn characterizations and the frequent doses of sly, subtle humor.
Dustin Ingram is the Star!
The movie is great. Dustin is great as the Lead. He & Kim Cattrall have wonderful chemistry together on & off the screen.
Don't miss Dustin's new Paramount Feature Film opening this Oct.21. The title is a secret but you can probably figure it out easy enough...;)
Horrid waste of money....
Worst $3.99 I ever spent. The editors did a good enough job with the trailer to intice me past these reviews... I assure you... It's horrible. The acting is bad- The D-list actress is only one w/ talent from SITC... And even she's atrocious. I made it about 50min before I considered committing suicide or shutting it off. Clearly, I chose the later.
Touching and well-acted comedy
This is the kind of movie we don't see that often, one that actually makes us care about its characters. Kim Cattrall and Dustin Ingram are great as two characters forming a relationship they know can't last. The world weariness of Cattrall's character compliments the blind optimism of Ingram's charcater. Definately recommended.