I liked this movie. Not a little, not a lot, but I liked it. It starts out a bit slow, the Arizona scenery is as dry and depressing as one could wish, and every single character is unsympathetic. The young wanna-be photojournalist is one of the least attractive leads you will see in a while. She grows on you though, and eventually you reach the point that every movie wants you to reach, you care. All of the other unsympathetic characters do their jobs and there are some interesting role reversals along the way. Give it a viewing and in the end, I don't think you will be disappointed that you watched it.
Also, my sister watched the film for the first time as well. Here's her text to me from 12:45 am last night:
"Your movie suuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuucked! But I still love u."