Set in California and Mexico, in the desert and filmed in California (present day).
Tom and his friend apparently were involved in a heist gone bad. They were independent criminal contractors. The mastermind did not like it one bit, so he gave Tom a mission: kill his buddy and bring back proof.
Most of the film involves the two protagonists talking. They both meet girls. More talking. The mastermind's muscle is sent to check to see if Tom carried out the instructions.
Good acting in this one but, gosh, there's no action and no real plot. Then again, it's California so don't expect much action (see also French film making). I took nothing away from this movie except anticipation of violence. When violence occurs, it is not graphic. It's rated "R", but no nudity, minimal graphic violence; I suppose the "R" is for language.
"Reservoir Dogs": Now THERE is a violent film that also has a lot of talking. This film ain't even close.