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The Rum Diary

Paul Kemp (Johnny Depp) is wasting away in Puerto Rico. Originally a journalist, the American ex-pat fills his time writing for a local rag, drinking, womanizing, and trying to schmooze the elite crowd of this 1950s tropical paradise.

Overall Grade: --
Violence: --
Sexual Content: --
Language: --
Drugs/Alcohol: --
Release Date: 28 Oct 2011
Run Time: 119
MPAA Rating: R

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In-Depth Review

Release Date: 28 October 2011

Because we only review G, PG, and PG-13 movies at Parent Previews we did not review this title. For your convenience, we have provided some brief information about the film’s synopsis and content.

Synopsis:

Paul Kemp (Johnny Depp) is wasting away in Puerto Rico. Originally a journalist, the American ex-pat fills his time writing for a local rag, drinking, womanizing, and trying to schmooze the elite crowd of this 1950s tropical paradise. The movie is based on a book by Hunter S. Thompson.

 

 

Content Details: Beyond the Movie Ratings...

This additional information about the movie’s content is taken from the notes of various Canadian Film Classification boards:

Violence:

- Occasional upsetting and disturbing scenes.

- Portrayals of non-graphic violence.

- Brief portrayals of graphic violence.

- Depictions of fighting, weapons use, beating and burning.

- Suspenseful situations.

- Two portrayals of violence toward animals in a gambling context.

Sexual Content:

- Sexual references and innuendo.

- Breast nudity in a sexual situation.

- Simulated sexual activity (some detail).

- Crude content

- Embracing and kissing

- Implied sexual activity

Language:

- Frequent use of the sexual expletive and variations, sometimes in sexual contexts

- Frequent use of scatological slang, profanity, cursing, and vulgar expressions.

- Use of sexual and ethno-cultural slurs.

Drugs and Alcohol:

- Frequent portrayals of illegal drug and excessive alcohol use for recreational purposes (some detail).

- Tobacco use.

Discussion Ideas: Talk About the Movie...

This movie is based on a book by Hunter S. Thompson.

Video alternatives

Paradisiacal settings bring out reckless behavior in the characters of To Catch a Thief and Roman Holiday. Johnny Depp plays another scoundrel in The Pirates of the Caribbean franchise.

Home Video Notes

The Rum Diary releases to home video on February 14, 2012.

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