Ask the Dust Reviews
Faces with the blood drained away.Faces like flowers torn from their roots,the colors fading fast."
[font=Century Gothic]In "Ask the Dust", 1930's Los Angeles is a place for people to get a new start but too many of them just recreate their old lives and even worse, bring their old prejudices along for the ride. And even Arturo and Camilla cannot escape this. [/font]
[font=Century Gothic]"Ask the Dust" is an adequate movie that starts well but slows down to a crawl and becomes predictable. But it is evocative in recreating 1930's Los Angeles and Colin Farrell gives his best performance to date. [/font]
Los Angeles during the Great Depression is fascinating and well done. I find the economics also enjoyable, where a nickel buys a cup of coffee, and rent is $10 a month. If nothing else, the movie gives us a clear glimpse of what things might have been like in that era.
I don't think the chemistry between the two was quite right... the sparring sure fit, but it never felt like a smoldering going on behind those mean words. Perhaps Hayek has too strong of a sex appeal and simply outmatches Colin.... dunno, that's one for the ladies to answer.
This should have some appeal to writers and romantics, but it's a slow starter and nothing earth shattering. Quaking, yes... but not shattering. (Inside movie joke)
STUPID DUMB IDEA! -by cocomango
*uh, haha. dude, it actually makes me cry. boohoo. this is one movie we don't agree with the review, but i agree with your stars. you probably got reasons why.
love salma hayek. i wished she was younger
why can't tortured characters ever have some bit of happiness? They still would have had more to overcome but to outright kill the lead actress to TB... bleh.