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The Rum Diary (2011)

Directed by Bruce Robinson

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Overview

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 and her fiancée, 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.

Rated R | Length 120 minutes

Actors

Johnny Depp | Amber Heard | Aaron Eckhart | Michael Rispoli | Giovanni Ribisi | Richard Jenkins | Amaury Nolasco | Marshall Bell | Bill Smitrovich | Julian Holloway | Enzo Cilenti | Aaron Lustig | Natalia Rivera | Jimmy Ortega