The Rum Diary

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In Theaters: October 28, 2011

R | 2h 0m | Action, Adventure, Drama

Tired of the noise and madness of New York and the crushing conventions of late Eisenhower-era America, itinerant journalist Paul Kemp (Johnny Depp) 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.

Director: Bruce Robinson
Studio: FilmDistrict
Producer(s): Anthony Rhulen, Christi Dembrowski, Graham King, Johnny Depp, Peter Kohn, Robert Kravis
Cast: Johnny Depp, Aaron Eckhart, Amber Heard, Giovanni Ribisi, Richard Jenkins
Writer(s): Bruce Robinson
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