The Rum Diary

Absolutely nothing in moderation.


The Rum Diary
This semi-autobiographical, might-have-been tale is based on the first novel by Hunter S. Thompson. A hard-drinking journalist takes a job at a struggling newspaper in San Juan, Puerto Rico, after being fired twice in the USA. His erratic editor assigns him to tourist pieces and horoscopes, but promises more. He shares a run-down flat with another aging and equally alcoholic reporter. A wealthy property developer hires him to write advertorials disguised as news to hook some investors into buying an island near the capital to build a resort. The developer's girl-friend gives him the come-on. Things start to get really complicated when he and his flat mate get into trouble with locals, the developer blows his cool, and the newspaper hits serious financial trouble.

120 minutes.
No persons under 13 (Language, Sex, Drug abuse).
Comedy, Drama, Romance, Thriller, On the art circuit

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Credits

Cast
Johnny Depp, Aaron Eckhart, Michael Rispoli, Amber Heard, Richard Jenkins, Giovanni Ribisi, Amaury Nolasco
Director
Bruce Robinson
ScreenplayBruce Robinson, from the novel by Hunter S. Thompson
MusicChristopher Young
CinematographyDariusz Wolski
EditingCarol Littleton
Sound formatsDolby Digital
SoundtrackAvailable
Made in2011
Produced byGK Films, Infinitum Nihil, FilmEngine, Dark & Stormy Entertainment

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Film and Publications Board (FPB) Report (SA)

GenreComedy
LanguageStrong, occasional
NudityNone
SexModerate, infrequent
ViolenceMild, brief
PrejudiceMild, brief
BlasphemyNone
Drug abuseStrong, frequent
CommentsNone
These details are supplied by the FPB. If you have a problem with any of the above, please take it up directly with the FPB. Read the Classification Guidelines.

ScreenIt Report (USA)

Sex / Nudity
5
Violence
3
Blood / Gore / Gross
2
Guns / Weapons
1
Profanity
5
Alcohol / Drugs
5
Smoking
5
Disrespectful / Bad Attitude
4
Imitative Behaviour
5
Frightening / Tense Scenes
2
Jump Scenes
0
Tense Family Scenes
0
Music (Scary/Tense)
0
Music (Inappropriate)
1
Topics to talk about
4


Ratings

Scale (Max)20

What the Critics say

Cape Times
Todd McCarthy quote iconToo chill to hit mark.
10
Box Office
David Eherlich quote iconA blotto origin in toasty Puerto Rico
13
Chicago Sunday Times
Roger Ebert
13
ReelViews
James Berardinelli quote iconThis one is just a pretty-looking mess.
10
Metacritic.com
37 critics
11
Rottentomatoes critics
156 critics
11
Rottentomatoes tomatometer
Tomatometer quote iconIt's colorful and amiable enough, and Depp's heart is clearly in the right place, but The Rum Diary fails to add sufficient focus to its rambling source material.
10
Movie Review Query Engine
MRQE critics quote icon
12
Movie Review Intelligence
47 critics
11

What the People say

Internet
30807 Netizens quote iconOriginal and Entertaining film
13

Average .. 57%

11

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