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About the Movie
Colin Farrell is Arturo Bandini, a young would-be writer who comes to Depression-era Los Angeles to make a name for himself. While there, he meets beautiful barmaid Camilla (Salma Hayek), a Mexican immigrant who hopes for a better life by marrying a wealthy American. Both are trying to escape the stigma of their ethnicity in blue-blood California. The passion that arises between them is palpable – if they could only set aside their ambitions and submit to it. Oscar-winning screenwriter Robert Towne (Chinatown) directs this outcasts’ tale of desire in the desert, co-starring Donald Sutherland (Pride and Prejudice).
Rotten Tomatoes Movie Reviews
- Reviews Counted: 104
- Fresh: 36
- Rotten: 68
- Average Rating: 5.1/10
Top Critics' Reviews
Rotten: Farrell isn't living up to his hype. He's inheriting the mantle from Andy Garcia as the world's oldest promising newcomer.
Rotten: ... after an hour or so, Ask the Dust seems to have said everything, and the air starts to seep out of its hermetic atmosphere.
Rotten: Ask the Dust is one of the most eagerly awaited cinematic projects of 2006, which may be why it lands with such a curious thud.
Rotten: Who would have guessed that Robert Towne, the writer of Chinatown, could make a movie as awful as Ask the Dust? It has it all -- one-dimensional characters, one-dimensional set and idiotically arch dialogue.
ya know alot of people have said this is not that great of a movie, but they are really wrong. you gotta give the movie a chance first. It is really good, and..Idina Menzel is in it to : ) Shes alittle..crazy in this movie, ut shes still amazing! : D
Idina Menzel's duration of appearance
Was a very good movie, but wish Idina Menzel was in it more than she got to be.
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- Genre: Drama
- Released: 2006
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