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The Rum Diary


Oct 28, 2011

Latest Home Video

Feb 13, 2012

MPAA Rating



Bruce Robinson


Johnny Depp


2011 FilmDistrict

Still shot from the movie: The Rum Diary.

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We do not have a full review for this movie because it is rated R in the US and we usually only review G, PG, and PG-13 movies. However we do have details about the content you can expect to see in this movie in the "Content Details" section below.


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.

Content Details

Why Is The Rum Diary Rated R?

The Rum Diary is rated R for language, brief drug use and sexuality.

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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 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.

Extra info about this movie

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

Home Video Viewing Alternatives

Here are some ideas for home video titles that are related to The Rum Diary.

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.

Canadian Movie Ratings

PG Coarse Language, Sexually Suggestive Scene, Violence, Nudity.
AB 14A Substance Abuse, Coarse Language.
MB 14A Not Recommended For Children, Coarse Language, Substance Abuse.
ON 14A Coarse Language, Violence, Substance Abuse,
QC 13+

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.

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