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The Rum Diary

MOVIE SYNOPSIS
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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Steven Rea: The Rum Diary is an origin story, much like the ones essential to the superhero canon. You know: how and why your favorite caped crusader came to acquire special powers and purpose in life. » Read more
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10/27/2011
Gary Thompson: "The Rum Diary" is loosely based on Hunter S. Thompson's own experiences in 1950s Puerto Rico as a journalist, and Johnny Depp, though playing a guy named Paul Kemp, leaves no doubt he's channeling Thompson. » Read more
Video: Trailer: The Rum Diary
Gallery: The Rum Diary Premiere

10/27/2011
Steven Rea: The Rum Diary is an origin story, much like the ones essential to the superhero canon. You know: how and why your favorite caped crusader came to acquire special powers and purpose in life. » Read more
Video: Trailer: The Rum Diary
Gallery: The Rum Diary Premiere
10/27/2011
Gary Thompson: "The Rum Diary" is loosely based on Hunter S. Thompson's own experiences in 1950s Puerto Rico as a journalist, and Johnny Depp, though playing a guy named Paul Kemp, leaves no doubt he's channeling Thompson. » Read more
Video: Trailer: The Rum Diary
Gallery: The Rum Diary Premiere

MPAA rating:
R
for language, brief drug use and sexuality
Cast:
Marshall Bell; Aaron Eckhart; Johnny Depp; Michael Rispoli; Richard Jenkins; Amber Heard; Giovanni Ribisi; Jason Smith; Amaury Nolasco; Bill Smitrovich
Directed by:
Bruce Robinson
Genre:
Action, Adventure; Drama
Running time:
02:00
Release date:
2011
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