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The Rum Diary (2011) - Movie Details

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110 min.
Release Date
October 28, 2011
DVD Release Date
February 14, 2012
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Running Time
110 minutes
MPAA Rating
Rated R for language, brief drug use and sexuality

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... Full synopsis »

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Last time Johnny Depp took on a Hunter S. Thompson adaptation, he was Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas. In The Rum Diary, he's simply lost in Puerto Rico, which isn't nearly as wild of a ride. At times entertaining, but generally forgettable, The Rum Diary's only saving grace is that it also stars the face and body of Amber Heard. Full movie review »
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