Is it immediately clear what "The Rum Diary" is about? Not at all. Does it look watchable? Indeed it does. Will it make you covet Johnny Depp's ultra-cool sunglasses and wish you could be drinking and carousing in 1950s-Puerto Rico? Yes, definitely!
Depp reportedly pulled "The Rum Diary" off Hunter S. Thompson's bookshelf when he was meeting with him to discuss "Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas."
Captain Jack himself stars as a Eisenhower-era reporter who heads to the tropics to report on ... what, we're not sure, but it involves a lot of booze and babes.
Must've been quite a switch for Depp to go from this film to the cold-blooded Barnabas Collins of "Dark Shadows." This one opens Oct. 28, and could be a heckuva lot of fun. Do they let you bring daiquiris into movie theaters these days?
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