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The Rum Diary

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Released 2011

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Director:
Bruce Robinson
Released:
2011
Rating:
R
Based on the novel by Hunter S. Thompson, THE RUM DIARY, follows itinerant journalist Paul Kemp (Johnny Depp) on an alcohol-fueled journey across the pristine island of Puerto Rico. Adopting the rum-soaked life of the island, Paul soon becomes obsessed with Chenault (Amber Heard) the wildly attractive fiancée of Sanderson (Aaron Eckhart), an American businessman involved in shady development deals. When Kemp is recruited by Sanderson to write favorably about his latest unsavory scheme, the journalist is presented with a choice: to use his words for the corrupt businessman's financial benefit or use them to take him down.

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  • 70

    Variety Justin Chang

    Temperance of a different sort, a willful abstention from trippy stylistic excess, is what makes this 1960-set Caribbean picaresque easily the most lucid screen adaptation of Hunte...

  • 60

    The New York Times A.O. Scott

    A mild lark disguised as a wild bender, The Rum Diary is also a touching tribute to Thompson himself.

  • 60

    Los Angeles Times Betsy Sharkey

    In every move, Depp makes you believe this was a passion project for the actor, one he dedicates to Thompson.

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