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Ask the Dust

Legendary writer Robert Towne (Bonnie and Clyde, Chinatown) directs this adaptation of John Fante's Depression-era novel. Salma Hayek plays a fiery Mexican who hopes to marry a rich American, but falls in love with a penniless writer (Colin Farrell) in '30s L.A. Hayek is sexy as hell, but the characters are vexing and indecisive. Despite some great period recreation, it's hard to connect to the people populating this historic version of Hollywood. 117 minutes R.