• The Rum Diary (2011)

The Rum Diary

Release Date: October 28th, 2011

DVD Release Date: February 14th, 2012

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.

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

Director: Bruce Robinson

Genres: Comedy drama

Production Co: GK Films

Distributors: FilmDistrict

Keywords: Amusing , Forbidden love , Office , Dark , 1950s , Love triangle , Temptation , New York City , Underdog

Ratings & Reviews

  • 50
    Todd McCarthyThe Hollywood Reporter

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

  • 75
    Connie OgleMiami Herald

    A big, rambling, entertaining love letter to the late Hunter S. Thompson. show more

  • 75
    Steven ReaPhiladelphia Inquirer

    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

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