The Rum Diary (2011)

The Rum Diary was released on DVD on February 14, 2012
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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.

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6.2 User Reviews (1)


US DVD Release Date February 14, 2012
UK DVD Release Date UK - Not announced
Australia DVD Release Date AU - Not announced

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Complete Movie Details

Run time 120 min
DVD and Blu-ray Release Date February 14, 2012
Actors Johnny Depp, Aaron Eckhart, Richard Jenkins, Amber Heard, Amaury Nolasco, Giovanni Ribisi, Michael Rispoli
Directed by Bruce Robinson
Studio FilmDistrict Sony Pictures
MPAA R (Rated R for language, brief drug use and sexuality)
Gross $13,100,042
Genre(s) Comedy, Drama
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1 Visitor Review for The Rum Diary

  1. Michael says:

    Johnny Depp is back in action with the Rum Diary. About a guy’s adventures in Puerto Rico comes sex, alcohol, and addiction. At Puerto Rico, Depp’s character, Paul Kemp works as a journalist. He falls in love with a girl who sunbathes nude, sleeps with him, and they even take showers together (Nothing graphic shown other then them kissing and water falling up on the shower door). I liked it, hope you do to.

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