Anton Yelchin and Felicity Jones star in the film that won Best Picture at Sundance this year, as a pair of lovers kept apart by visa problems, their libidos and an ocean. The Rum Diary tells the story of American journalist Paul Kemp, who takes on a freelance job in Puerto Rico for a local newspaper during the 1950s and struggles to keep his balance in the midst of the booze and beautiful women. Amber Heard stars as one of those beautiful women in the flick -- as you can immediately tell from the trailer.
Reviews are mixed about the flick, and it's gotten a 51% on Rotten Tomatoes. The Rum Diary is too muted to convey the intensity that propelled Thompson past most of the other magazine feature writers of his boozy era." – NPR
A romcom set in the world of ren faires? And starring Christina Ricci, Ann-Margaret, Cedric the Entertainer, Matthew Lillard and Nadine Velasquez? Wow. In limited release,.
Johnny Depp's latest flick The Rum Diary opened in theaters Friday and is one of the must-see movies of the weekend. The film is based on the novel of the same name by Gonzo journalist and author Hunter S. Thompson.
The Rum DiaryJohnny Depp slides back into his Hunter S Thompson persona for this adaptation of the great writer's first, long-unpublished novel, about a journalist in Puerto Rico who goes up against a scheming real estate developer, in an effort to stop his plans and steal his girl.
This is a film that depends more on tone and atmosphere than narrative strength. It won't be to everybody's taste, but I found it diverting and easy to take." - Leonard Maltin
Depp adroitly captures the "gonzo" spirit of the journalist/author/ingester of many substances."