The truth is, I didn't care about any of the characters or anything happening here any better than I usually care about made up African countries and their fictive languages. And it's hard to relate with dramatic aspects of the film, as well as the thriller that was supposed to come out of it, given we are asked solely to believe in Kidman's and Penn's grief, with little or nothing to actually prove it.
Quite the unkempt film, being as it is from Pollack, with Penn and Kidman in it. This could have been so much better, even like Hitchcock's "Spellbound" or Pakula's "All The President's Men". Instead, this is fragmented and hyper-written.