The Young Girl And The Monsoon

The title suggests a coming-of-age story on some stormy Southeast Asian isle, but this lugubrious parent-child drama actually unfolds on the island of Manhattan, and it's half-baked rather than rain-soaked. And since the dad is even more of a whiny, obnoxious, self-centered brat than his 13-year-old daughter, it's clear that writer-director James Ryan views...read more