4 May 2004 | houseofunk
It's great to see a film about women in surfing that's not totally about "Women In Surfing." While the popularity of women's surfing is skyrocketing, there are no politics to get in the way of your enjoyment. I'd call it a fun romp, you can call it whatever you want, but there's no disputing that it's clever. The search for "The Monk" is reminiscent of the irreverence of The Big Lebowski and Steve Hanft's Southlander, both great movies in their own right and an apt comparison. While Moreau is great (and hot- there's a great scene where she's naked and getting a massage), the best part is the use of local surfers which make it true to the culture and utterly believable. Go see it.