Plot: An adaptation of the novel of the same name by Hunter S. Thompson in which American journalist Paul Kemp (Johnny Depp) travels to Puerto Rico to write for a local newspaper and gets quickly absorbed by the island’s rum –soaked lifestyle. Depp delves once again into the fascinating mind of the original Gonzo journalist while director Bruce Robinson (Withnail & I) adds another character to his coterie of lovable drunks.
Cast: Johnny Depp, Amber Heard, Aaron Eckhart, Michael Rispoli, Giovanni Ribisi
Directed by: Bruce Robinson
Critics say: “It’s impossible not to admire the mild, sweet-tempered eccentricity of “The Rum Diary” Andrew O’ Hehir, Salon.com
Release date: November 11