The Rum Diary
  • Directors(s)

    Bruce Robinson

  • Production Year

    2011

  • Release date

    11/11/2011

  • Genre(s)

    Drama, Adventure

  • Approx. running minutes

    120m

  • Cast

    Giovanni Ribisi, Richard Jenkins, Johnny Depp, Aaron Eckhart, Amber Heard

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Film

The Rum Diary

Contains strong language and infrequent drug use

American journalist Paul Kemp takes on a freelance job in Puerto Rico for a local newspaper during the 1960s and struggles to find a balance between island culture and the expatriates who live there.

  • Directors(s)

    Bruce Robinson

  • Production Year

    2011

  • Release date

    11/11/2011

  • Genre(s)

    Drama, Adventure

  • Approx. running minutes

    120m

  • Cast

    Giovanni Ribisi, Richard Jenkins, Johnny Depp, Aaron Eckhart, Amber Heard

Posters and synopsis powered by IMDb

THE RUM DIARY is a drama about a troubled alcoholic writer who takes a newspaper job in Puerto Rico in 1960 and tries to build a new life for himself, surrounded by eccentrics and crooks.

Language

There is use of strong language ('motherf**ker', 'f**k'), as well as milder terms such as 'shit' and 'prick'.

Drugs

There are also two scenes of drug misuse. The first scene shows two men taking LSD by dropping the liquid into their eyes before waiting for the drug to take effect. One of the characters then experiences hallucinations as he sees his friend with a very long tongue hanging out of his mouth. There is also one brief scene of joint smoking.

The film also contains two scenes of moderate sex. In one scene, a couple are seen having sex in the water in the distance, observed through a telescope. In another scene, we see a couple in bed with the man removing the woman's bra, with only her bare back in shot.

One scene in the film appears to depict cockfighting. However, the animal action was monitored on set by the American Humane Association (the US equivalent of the RSPCA) in order to ensure that no cruelty was involved.

  • Classified date

    11/10/2011

  • BBFC reference

    AFF283707

  • Language

    English