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The Rum Diary

Movie information

Absolutely nothing in moderation. Rated R: Restricted (Under 17 Requires Accompanying Parent or Adult Guardian) -- Rated R for language, brief drug use and sexuality.
Released on:
October 28, 2011  

Production Companies:
GK Films, Infinitum Nihil, FilmEngine, Dark & Stormy Entertainment
Distributors:
FilmDistrict

Status: Released

Cast:
Johnny Depp, Aaron Eckhart, Amber Heard, Michael Rispoli, Richard Jenkins, Giovanni Ribisi, Marshall Bell

Director: Bruce Robinson

Screenwriter: Bruce Robinson
Script: Novel Adaptation

Genre: Comedy, Drama
About the film:
Based on the debut novel by Hunter S. Thompson, "The Rum Diary" tells the increasingly unhinged story of itinerant journalist Paul Kemp (Johnny Depp). 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 (Richard Jenkins). Adopting the rum-soaked life of the island, Paul soon becomes obsessed with Chenault (Amber Heard), the wildly attractive Connecticut-born fiancée of Sanderson (Aaron Eckhart). Sanderson, a businessman involved in shady property development deals, is one of a growing number of American entrepreneurs who are determined to convert Puerto Rico into a capitalist paradise in service of the wealthy. 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.
Rated R for language, brief drug use and sexuality.

Project Timeline:
Mar. 29, 2011: Distributor: FilmDistrict, Release Date: October 28, 2011
Box Office: Opening weekend: $5.14 mil. (2273 theaters) |
Reviews: Fresh or Rotten? See reviews for this film at RottenTomatoes.com

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