Tuesday, 27 March 2012

The Rum Diary

A wannabe novelist (Johnny Depp) takes a journalist position with a struggling English language newspaper in Puerto Rico in the 1950s and finds himself embroiled in an expatriate's financial scam.

The Rum Diary is taken from a short story by Hunter S Thompson. The story is slight, probably reflecting its origins but the film has its whimsical moments filled as it is with Caribbean style and atmosphere.

A leisurely way to spend a lazy afternoon provided you don't mind the occasional scenes of cock fighting.