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Ask the Dust

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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  • 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

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

  • Ask the Dust is beautifully shot -- sepia becomes the ravishing, affecting Ms. Hayek. Unfortunately the images of the heaving waves of the Pacific in the moonlight, of mountains rising over scrub and cactus in the sunlight here, serve only to emphasize the emptiness of the drama unfolding in the foreground. show more

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