Takes place in Denver, Colorado, huh? Why isn't it shot in Denver then? Colorado has a new Tax Incentive program for things filmed in Colorado!
As someone who has worked in the film industry in Texas and currently resides in Colorado, I can give my own opinion in this regard. It's still an issue of money. Yes, Colorado does give film incentives and that's awesome. However, seeing as how the film incentives increased from 10% to 20% in 2012, it will take time before Colorado becomes a decent competitor within the film industry. Places like Vancouver and LA have had great film incentives for years and years. They've had time to incubate some of the greatest production companies in the world. We need to understand that a great deal of attracting productions to Colorado is for Coloradans to produce some amazing local films and showcase to the the world our beautiful state.At least they did a decent job with faking the Denver area. I remember watching a Sandra Bullock movie as a kid and they featured Evergreen, CO. You could see the mountains (in the background), and all the houses had flat, manicured lawns. That ruined the whole movie for me. :)