Rated NR

Drama, Romance
Bland and lifeless, except when he’s throwing harsh racial slurs at his supposed love interest, Colin Farrell plays a poor Depression-era author in Los Angeles with aspirations of achieving the American Dream of fame, fortune and female. The “female” in this idealized formula is one tough-as-nails Mexican waitress (Salma Hayek) who thrives through the surface antagonism of her acid-tongued lover. Despite the heated untraditional relationship and Donald Sutherland’s portrayal as the quirky neighbor, this literary film noir moves at a snail’s pace with no clincher to hold your interest as the clichéd plot points drag forward. Too bad acclaimed writer/director Robert Towne got bogged down with this forgettable film.


Subscribe to this thread:

Add a review

Roll over stars and click to rate.

Now Showing

  1. Mon 18
  2. Tue 19
  3. Wed 20
  4. Thu 21
  5. Fri 22
  6. Sat 23
  7. Sun 24

    Find reviews & showtimes for all films in town.

© 2018 Tucson Weekly | 7225 Mona Lisa Rd. Ste. 125, Tucson AZ 85741 | (520) 797-4384 | Powered by Foundation