THE RUM DI­ARY

Sunday Tasmanian - Tassie Living - - WEEK IN MOVIES -

11PM, TDT

As a staunch friend of the late Hunter S. Thompson, Johnny Depp con­tin­ues his cru­sade to keep the infl uen­tial work of the cel­e­brated Amer­i­can writer on the pedestal it de­serves. In this re­spect­fully dis­re­spect­ful adap­ta­tion of a lesser- known salvo from the Thompson canon, Depp plays Paul Kemp, a young news­pa­per­man on a round­about path to fame and for­tune in the early 1960s. A heavy drinker and a deep thinker, Kemp ( es­sen­tially an ide­alised ver­sion of the younger Thompson) fi nds plenty of rea­sons to do both when he lands on the US- run is­land of Puerto Rico.

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