The Rum Diary R

One part outrage. One part justice. Three parts rum. Mix well.
The Rum Diary
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DVD Features:

  • Rated: R
  • Run Time: 2 hours
  • Video: Color
  • Released: February 14, 2012
  • Originally Released: 2011
  • Label: Sony Pictures
  • Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
  • Note: A voice made of ink and rage: Inside The Rum Diary
    • The Rum Diary back-story
  • Aspect Ratio: Widescreen - 1.85
  • Audio:
    • Dolby Digital 5.1 - English
    • Subtitles - English, Spanish

Performers, Cast and Crew:

Starring , , , , &
Directed by
Edited by
Screenwriting by
Screenplay by
Original story by
Composition by
Produced by , , , , &
Director of Photography:

Entertainment Reviews:


Total Count: 166


User Ratings: 44,110
3 stars out of 5 -- Robinson wrings plenty of chortles from Depp and Rispoli's debauched antics....Giovanni Ribisi steals the show as a blitzed reporter...
Total Film
Dec 1, 2011
Rating: 2.5/4 -- Depp and writer-director Bruce Robinson ("Withnail & I") pack the script with pithy Hunter-isms, hurling many of Thompson's euphonious locutions at us right from the opening scene. Full Review
Tribune News Service
Dec 30, 2012
Rating: 3/5 -- The film looks good and Robinson gives his actors lines they can spit out with some relish.
London Evening Standard
Nov 11, 2011
[A] jaunty adaptation....Depp's celebration of his old friend gives large shots of warmth...
Sight and Sound
Dec 1, 2011
Rating: 4/5 -- A rare glimpse into the mind of the gonzo writer and among Depp's best work. Full Review
Little White Lies
Nov 10, 2011
THE RUM DIARY, written and directed by Bruce Robinson, expertly cannonballs into the grit and glam with raw exuberance.
Rolling Stone
Nov 10, 2011
Rating: 2.5/5 -- An entertaining but misfired take on the formative years of famed Gonzo journalist Hunter S. Thompson. Full Review
Concrete Playground
Mar 4, 2013

Product Description:

FEAR AND LOATHING IN LAS VEGAS star Johnny Depp returns to the wild world of Hunter S. Thompson in writer/director Bruce Robinson's adaptation of the Gonzo journalist's "lost" autobiographical novel of the same name. Dejected over life in New York City and at bitter odds with the Eisenhower-era conventions of the 1950s, nomadic journalist Paul Kemp (Depp) flees to Puerto Rico, where he quickly lands a job as a reporter for a San Juan newspaper. Drawing inspiration from author Ernest Hemingway's popular theory about "The Lost Generation," the newly liberated journalist develops a taste for rum as he becomes slowly entangled in the lives of American beauty Chenault (Amber Heard) and her shady husband, Sanderson (Aaron Eckhart), a wealthy real-estate developer. Later, as Sanderson's underhanded business dealings begin to emerge, Kemp's principles come into focus, and his writing style begins to mature in ways he never dreamed possible.


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  • Sales Rank: 24,290
  • UPC: 043396394919
  • Shipping Weight: 0.25/lbs (approx)
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