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.
- Keith Bearden
- Keith Bearden
- Dustin Ingram, Kim Cattrall
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.Jeannette Catsoulis, New York Times, 04.07.2011
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.Owen Gleiberman, Entertainment Weekly, 04.15.2011
In some ways this film's biggest failing is that it can't decide whose story it is telling, his or hers.Mark Olsen, Los Angeles Times, 04.07.2011
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.Frank Scheck, Hollywood Reporter, 04.15.2011