The Rum Diary parents guide

The Rum Diary Parent Guide

Release date October 28, 2011

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

Run Time: 119 minutes

The Rum Diary
Rating & Content Info

Please Note: We have not viewed this movie. The information below is a summary based on data gathered from government and industry sponsored film classification agencies in various global regions.

Why is The Rum Diary rated R? The Rum Diary is rated R by the MPAA for language, brief drug use and sexuality.

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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News About "The Rum Diary"

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

Cast and Crew

The Rum Diary is directed by Bruce Robinson and stars Johnny Depp.

Home Video

The most recent home video release of The Rum Diary movie is February 14, 2012. Here are some details…

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

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