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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. Get the movie review and more. »


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Violence: --
Sexual Content: --
Language: --
Drugs/Alcohol: --
Run Time: 119
Theater Release: 28 Oct 2011
Video Release: 14 Feb 2012
MPAA Rating: R
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Why Is The Rum Diary Rated R?

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


- 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


- 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.

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