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The Rum Diary

"The Rum Diary" tells the increasingly unhinged story of itinerant journalist Paul Kemp. Tiring of the noise and madness of New York and the crushing conventions of late Eisenhower-era America, Kemp travels to the pristine island of Puerto Rico to write for a local newspaper, The San Juan Star, run by downtrodden editor Lotterman. Adopting the rum-soaked life of the island, Paul soon becomes obsessed with Chenault, the wildly attractive Connecticut-born fiancée of Sanderson. 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 businessmen's financial benefit, or use them to take the bastards down.
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for language, brief drug use and sexuality
Marshall Bell; Aaron Eckhart; Johnny Depp; Michael Rispoli; Richard Jenkins; Amber Heard; Giovanni Ribisi; Jason Smith; Amaury Nolasco; Bill Smitrovich
Directed by:
Bruce Robinson
Action, Adventure; Drama
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