A film starring Salma Hayek and Colin Farrell, two respected and talented actors, sounds like a great idea. An independent film sounds even better. The studios will control less of the content allowing the actors and writers and director more creativity.
But then why is this movie so bland? Ask the dust.
This film assumes right off the bat that we are deeply invested in the characters. No one is given a proper back story, so we don't ever know why the characters act the way they do.
Explanations for physical and emotional scars are left to our imagination, if you still have one left at the end of this movie.
I told a friend that I went to see this film, and that I thought it was awful.
Her question: "Not even Colin Farrell could save it?" My response: "Not even Colin Farrell's ass could save it."