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The Rum Diary

The Rum Diary

Year
Genre
Personal Score
Public Score
   5.7 / 10 (564 votes)
MPAA Rating
Running Time
120 mins
Media Type
Animated?
No
Country
Production Companies
FilmEngine,
GK Films,
Infinitum Nihil
Budget
$45,000,000
Revenue
$24,000,000
Release Date
October 13, 2011
Director
Bruce Robinson
Producers
Christi Dembrowski,
Johnny Depp,
Tim Headington,
Graham King,
Robert Kravis,
Anthony Rhulen,
Patrick McCormick (executive),
A.J. Dix (executive),
William Shively (executive),
Colin Vaines (executive),
George Tobia Jr. (executive),
Greg Shapiro (executive)
Writers
Bruce Robinson,
Hunter S. Thompson (story)

Summary

Tired of the noise and madness of New York and the crushing conventions of late Eisenhower-era America, itinerant journalist Paul Kemp travels to the pristine island of Puerto Rico to write for a local San Juan newspaper run by the downtrodden editor Lotterman. Adopting the rum-soaked lifestyle of the late ‘50s version of Hemingway’s “The Lost Generation,” Paul soon becomes entangled with a very attractive American woman, Chenaults and her fiancée Sanderson, a businessman involved in shady property development deals.  It is within this world that Kemp ultimately discovers his true voice as a writer and integrity as a man.
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