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FILM REVIEW – The Rum Diary

By Adele MacGregor

The Rum Diary

The Rum Diary, starring Johnny Depp as protagonist Paul Kemp, follows the booze fuelled journey of a newspaper journalist making a new start on the Caribbean Island of Puerto Rico in the 1960s. Directed by Bruce Robinson, the film is adapted from the novel by the eccentric and brilliant Hunter S. Thompson, who also penned the cult classic Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas.

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