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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.
Why Is The Rum Diary Rated R?
The Rum Diary is rated R for language, brief drug use and sexuality.
Here is additional information on sex, violence and profanity in The Rum Diary...
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 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.
Extra info about this movie
This movie is based on a book by Hunter S. Thompson.
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Canadian Movie Ratings
Canadian Home Video Rating: 14A
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Details on home video releases of The Rum Diary...
The Rum Diary releases to home video on February 14, 2012.