The Young Girl and the Monsoon (2001)



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Actor and author of the well-regarded book Screenwriting from the Heart, James Ryan makes his directorial debut with this character-driven romantic comedy. The film focuses on respected photojournalist and divorced father Hank (Terry Kinney), who has a proclivity toward covering remote and dangerous trouble spots, much to the irritation of his 13-year-old daughter Constance (Ellen Muth). At the same time, something seems to be gnawing at Hank. On the homefront, he is reluctant to commit to his … More

Rating: Unrated
Genre: Drama, Art House & International, Comedy
Directed By: ,
Written By: James Ryan
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On DVD: Jul 29, 2003
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as Constance

as Giovanna

as Jack

as Teenage Girl No. 1

as Teenage Girl No. 2

as Waiter

as Tina von Gal

as Socialite

as Socialite

as Socialite

as Socialite

as Milcho

as Man in Coffin
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Critic Reviews for The Young Girl and the Monsoon

All Critics (19) | Top Critics (9)

Kinney is solid, as usual, but it is young Muth who gobbles up the screen.

July 20, 2001
Chicago Tribune
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This scattershot little movie doesn't have nearly enough going on in it.

Full Review… | May 21, 2001
Top Critic

A fine example of how a character-based story can be so compelling you don't miss the frills.

Full Review… | May 16, 2001
New York Daily News
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The strength of the film lies in Ryan's ability to make us care about all of his characters and to make them highly credible and specific.

May 14, 2001
Hollywood Reporter
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One's admiration for the filmmaker's familial concerns offsets many of its shortcomings.

Full Review… | May 4, 2001
Top Critic

Crackles dangerously to life whenever Constance (who narrates the film) is on the screen with her father Hank.

Full Review… | May 4, 2001
New York Times
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Audience Reviews for The Young Girl and the Monsoon


Awkward story about a photographer and father who juggles three relationships with the women in his life (lover, daughter, and associate), while undergoing a mid-life crisis of sorts.

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