Johnny Depp once again channels his inner Hunter S. Thompson for The Rum Diary, a film version of Thompson's first novel with Depp as an "increasingly unhinged itinerant journalist," also starring Aaron Eckhart, Amber Heard, Michael Rispoli, Richard Jenkins, Giovanni Ribisi and Marshall Bell.
Depp's character ambles on down to Puerto Rico in the late '50s, drinks rum, falls for The Playboy Club's Heard, and faces issues of journalistic integrity - not necessarily in that order.
By the way, I am still really pissed off about Thompson killing himself: coward and asswipe.
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