The Rum Diary
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Director Bruce RobinsonYear 2011Genre(s) Comedies
Freelance journalist Paul Kemp decides one day that's he had enough of the hectic lifestyle that the early 1960's New York brings. He moves to Puerto Rico in the Caribbean to take a job at a rundown local newspaper, 'The San Juan Star', run by the equally run down Lotterman.
Paul soon settles into his new life, living in a shabby apartment and watching his neighbour's TV with binoculars, as well as drinking plenty of rum with the locals every night. Soon, though, he meets the blonde bombshell from Connecticut, Chenault and Paul quickly becomes obsessed, despite warnings from his new friends and colleagues that she is engaged to businessman Sanderson.
Paul befriends Sanderson and discovers all about his dodgy property deals and his plans to turn Puerto Rico into a tourist trap for rich holidaymakers. When Paul is offered a chance to help Sanderson's campaign by writing favourably about it in the paper, Paul must decide whether he wants to boost Sanderson's plans, or destroy them with a few choice words.
Directed by: Bruce Robinson
Starring: Johnny Depp, Amber Heard, Aaron Eckhart, Giovanni Ribisi, Richard Jenkins, Amaury Nolasco, Michael Rispoli, Marshall Bell, Bill Smitrovich, Karimah Westbrook