Movie Review: The Rum Diary (R)

Rum Diary

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Length: 120 minutes         MPAA Rating: R

Age Appropriate for: 15+. There’s cursing, excessive drinking, some drug use and suggested sexual content, but overall it’s not exceedingly violent or gruesomely offensive. If your teen has read any of Hunter S. Thompson’s works, this is far tamer.

Johnny Depp proves that he can’t act as anyone but Jack Sparrow anymore in ‘The Rum Diary,’ a thoroughly Hollywood-ized version of Gonzo journalist Hunter S. Thompson’s novel.

By Roxana Hadadi

I can appreciate Johnny Depp’s friendship with the late Gonzo journalist Hunter S. Thompson, but “The Rum Diary”? Really, Johnny, you shouldn’t have.