The Rum Diary

R| 1 hr. 59 min.

Plot Summary
As the Eisenhower era draws to a close, journalist Paul Kemp (Johnny Depp) decides he's had enough of New York and takes a job in Puerto Rico. There, he becomes obsessed with Chenault (Amber Heard), the fiancee of a shady businessman named Sanderson (Aaron Eckhart), who wants to turn the pristine island into a capitalist's paradise. Recruited by Sanderson to write an article that praises an unsavory deal, Paul must decide if he will use his talents to help Sanderson, or bring him down.

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Genres: Comedy drama

Distributor: FilmDistrict

The Rum Diary (2011)

Release Date: October 28th, 2011|1 hr. 59 min.

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  • At best diverting, at worst drearily conventional, The Rum Diary is pre-gonzo Thompson, before the fusion of fact and trippy fantasy that flowered into a brilliant delirium. show more

  • Jazzy and colorful, full of men and women in swell clothes driving cool cars, The Rum Diary has a bit of a seedily exotic Graham Greene vibe, and Robinson moves things along at a nice, casual clip, even in the film's more overheated moments. show more

  • The Rum Diary remains a relatively mild diversion, not at all unpleasant but neither compelling nor convulsive. show more

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  • June 22, 2012 Diane
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    Pretty good movie. We enjoyed it. As usual Johnny Depp is great. The view into the 60s Puerto Rico underbelly was very interesting.

  • April 02, 2012 nm00000000118082
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    it was an ok movie not having read the rum diary at first i thought the main character was suppose to be hunter s thompson then i realized it was just a character he created the story really didn\'t have much of a plot the movie felt like it wasn\'t going anywhere and when it ended i was like \"ummmm so what was this movie about???\" there were some funny parts in the movie but over all i would give it a D+ and i would suggest if you have nothing better to do rent it for a $1 at redbox.

  • February 26, 2012 tpips
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    Worse Movie ever

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