The Rum Diary (2011)


The Rum Diary was a movie that was supposed to be released way back in 2009-2010, but was put on the shelf until now. The studios felt there was too much Depp at the time, so they waited for a downtime in his career to post this dramatic movie called, The Rum Diary.

The Rum Diary

Paul Kemp is a freelance journalist who comes across at a critical turning point in his life while writing for a run-down newspaper in the Caribbean. Paul is challenged on many levels as he tries to carve out a more secure position for he amidst a group of lost souls all bent on self-destruction.

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.

The Rum Diary Trailer


Release Date

The Rum Diary now hits theaters Oct 28th!


Johnny Depp, Amber Heard, Giovanni Ribisi, Aaron Eckhart, Amaury Nolasco

Interesting Fact

The production was originally scheduled to start in 2004

Our clever Prediction

The Rum Diary is going to be excellent, but will anyone care besides us?

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