The Young Girl and the Monsoon
The Young Girl and the Monsoon (2001)

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… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: April 1, 2001
DVD Release Date: July 29, 2003
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John Petrakis
Chicago Tribune

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

Frank Scheck
Hollywood Reporter

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.

Joshua Tanzer

An intelligent, personal drama.

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Charles Taylor

This scattershot little movie doesn't have nearly enough going on in it.

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Jan Stuart

One's admiration for the filmmaker's familial concerns offsets many of its shortcomings.

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Maria Garcia
Film Journal International

Actors move as though they were confined to a small space, hindering their expressive ability.

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Jami Bernard
New York Daily News

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

Stephen Holden
New York Times

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

David Sterritt
Christian Science Monitor

One of the most engaging American indies so far this year.

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