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26 September 2011  |  Written by Helen O'Hara  |  Source: Apple Trailers

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Given that Hunter S. Thompson's The Rum Diary is thoroughly sozzled but not totally high, we can't help thinking that this drunken latest poster for the Bruce Robinson film adaptation is deliberately attempting to link the film to the earlier Johnny Depp-starring adaptation of a Thompson piece,Fear & Loathing In Las Vegas. But that is no bad thing.

After all, the images released so far have tended to emphasise the film's 1950s Caribbean setting, focusing on the trendy duds and Puerto Rican atmosphere rather than the steady stream of alcohol that our hero, Paul Kemp (Depp), consumes throughout his day. This rather more tottering poster is far more in keeping with the film's pleasantly demented trailer, released a month ago today.

The Rum Diary also stars Aaron Eckhart, Amber Heard, Giovanni Ribisi and Richard Jenkins, and will reach us on November 4.

 

 

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Diary? Dire.
I saw this film a month ago here in the US in a test audience screening, it was awful, misguided, lazy and self indulgent. It is quite clear that Depp is a big Hunter S. Thompson fan, and wants to see his work brought to the screen, this was very much a "Captain Jack goes to Puerto Rico disguised as a misguided and gormless journalist" project for Mr. Depp. Anyone who is sick of him acting a bit drunk and hapless will find this more than a bit boring. Amber Heard and Richard Jenkins re More

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