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R| 1 hr. 57 min.

Plot Summary
Arturo Bandini (Colin Farrell) is a writer who moves from Colorado to Los Angeles with aspirations of completing a great novel. There he meets bold Mexican waitress Camilla (Salma Hayek). She wants to live a better life and thinks marrying for money may be her answer. Arturo, who tries to project a confidence that he is inwardly lacking, initially acts coldly toward Camilla. Despite not seeming like a viable match, a romance gradually develops between the two.

Cast: Colin Farrell , Salma Hayek , Donald Sutherland , Idina Menzel , William Mapother , Tamara Craig Thomas , Justin Kirk , Eileen Atkins

Director: Robert Towne

Genres: Romance, Drama

Distributor: Paramount Pictures

Ask the Dust (2006)

Release Date: March 10th, 2006|1 hr. 57 min.

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  • 63
    Peter Travers Rolling Stone

    The film, which is literary to a fault, includes an earthquake, but if the earth moves at all, thank Hayek, who gives the tale a smoldering life that finally lifts it from the page. show more

  • 25
    Ruthe Stein San Francisco Chronicle

    The film is a particular disappointment considering its pedigree. show more

  • 50
    Claudia Puig USA Today

    Though the film offers a meticulously rendered Depression-era L.A., it's not in the same league as "Chinatown," for which Towne wrote an Oscar-winning script. Here, the characters seem shallow, their motivations murky. show more

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