Wednesday, 9 November 2011

The Rum Diary (2011)

This film may be about the misadventures of an expat abroad, but it's really about the roots of gonzo journalism and the making of Hunter S Thompson.

It provides a glimpse in the heady excesses and rampant plundering of the poor by the rich that provoked Thompson into a life-long rage, fear and loathing of civilised society.

Watch this for: Johnny Depp misbehaving on screen, a psychedelic mood piece, and a depiction of an innocent rampaging capitalism whose period seems to be coming to an end, post 2007.

Read my full review at Fridae, first published on 9 November 2011.

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