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They begin their love affair fighting and they continue fighting throughout most of the film. It's a wonder they stay together, but it's apparent that they see in each other something that makes them happy. Both of them share the similar wanting of acceptance, and neither of them are comfortable with their place in society. Camilla in particular is ashamed of her name, and Bandini even makes mention to a day when he won't be ashamed of the name he was given.
There are two scenes in this film that brought me to tears, the first being Aturo's encounter with the lovely stranger Vera (Idina Menzel). It was the first scene in the film where I was brought to the realization that this movie had a meaning, and from that heart wrenching scene on I was absorbed in this picture. Her story is beautiful and touching, and the look on Aturo's face perfectly captures the essence of what we should be feeling at that very moment. The second scene is the love scene between Aturo and Camilla, which takes place towards the end of the film.Read more ›
Bandini idolizes M L Menckin and aspires to be just like him. He writes stories based on his experiences and submits them to Menckin, hoping that Menckin will publish them. Down to his last nickel, Bandini goes to a bar and orders a cup of coffee from the exotic looking Mexican waitress (Salma Hayak). The coffee comes literally curdled from probably spoiled milk. Bandini uses this to appear angry at Hayak because he can think of no better way to strike up a conversation. He later goes back to apologize to Hayak by having the bartender give her a copy of his one published article (Bandini seems to use this ruse with other people when he owes them money). What Bandini doesn't know is that Hayak cannot read English so she cannot really appreciate the "gift" that he left for her and this throws Bandini into a rage.
However, Bandini seems to be totally smitten with Hayak's looks so he continues to pursue her until he has another fight with her. In the meantime a woman comes into Bandini's life who worships Bandini for his writing. The woman is an abuse spouse and Bandini is eventually smitten by her as well.Read more ›
While the critics may have their points, I enjoyed this film. Colin Farrell plays Arturo Bandini, a son of Italian immigrants from Colorado who hopes to become a successful writer. His character remains consistent throughout the film and while we know we should be rooting for him, we're not sure if we like him. Salma Hayek is Camilla, the Mexican waitress who becomes the love interest of Bandini. The two clash and become lovers and clash again. It had a feel of the 1930's and I enjoyed that a Depression Era story took place in somewhere other than Chicago, New York, or Boston.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I liked this film! It may be low budget, but a good story which is well told.Published 3 months ago by Easy Goer
Not a bad movie, but a bit boring at times. I especially like Salma Hayek and think she is gorgeous, and you get to see her in the buff - a plus for us red-blooded guys. Read morePublished 6 months ago by Bruce in Texas
I enjoyed this movie very much. As always Colin Farrell's work was superior.Published 6 months ago by theresa
A great performance by Salma Hayek and Colin Farrel in this movie. Its a pretty calm and sweet story that's told. Plenty of chemistry amongst the actors.Published 7 months ago by Robert Harris
That's what this movie is like. If you loved the book Ask The Dust by John Fante, you'll despise this movie. Read morePublished 7 months ago by Gunner76
Between the end of February 2015 and May 2015 I watched seven (7) movies, in addition to the 10 I previously contributed reviews for, where Colin Farrell played a key role. Read morePublished 8 months ago by BeReal, Man! [He's so ripe & ready to be plucked. --Adopted from Fright Night movie]
Ask the Dust is a film based on the book of the same title by John Fante. It stars Colin Farrell and Salma Hayek together with Donald Sutherland and Idina Menzel. Read morePublished 8 months ago by Desertman84
I had never heard of this film and was amazed and thoroughly enjoyed it. I have always watched and purchased films by the actors and story line not by professional comments of the... Read morePublished 8 months ago by ojisanbob