The Rum Diary (2011)

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.

Directing:
  • Bruce Robinson

Writing:
  • Bruce Robinson
  • Hunter S. Thompson

Stars:
Release Date: 2011-10-13
themoviedb icon 5.8/10
  • Country: US
  • Language: English | Deutsch | Español
  • Runtime: 120
  • Budget: $45,000,000
  • Revenue: $24,000,000

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