Although this film has been out a while i feel i should shed some light on the film, it has received mixed reviews from the press but i thoroughly enjoyed the experience, Rum Diary is a story about an alcohol fuelled writer who loves to get his opinion heard, (Johnny Depp) when he is offered a job at a local newspaper in Puerto Rico he can’t turn it down. Whilst in Puerto Rico he attracts the attention of a local businessman called Sanderson (Aaron Eckhart), Sanderson is interested in Kemps writing skills to use illegally to negotiate with the public via articles strategically placed in the local papers. inevitably Kemp falls for the luscious and voluptuous Chenault (Amber Heard) who unfortunately is Sanderson’s squeeze. This courses things to spiral between Kemp and Sanderson as it all becomes clear towards the end.
Some of the shots in the film are amazing its a beautiful place to shoot, which ever direction you point the camera you get amazing shots. I really liked the way they made Chenault a prize idol between the men, they did a tremendous job of making her truly desirable. Some of the comedy scenes in the film such as the chase and the fiat 500 down the steps really lightened up the middle of the movie after a rather dreary section with a lot of dialogue.
This film showcases how much of a great actor Johnny Depp really is and it shows he can play a lot of diverse roles, I really did enjoy this movie and the era it was set. some of the cars and scenery in the film is amazing. My favourite scene was when Kemp and Chenault were blasting down a country road in a bright red old school Chevy with Chenault almost orgazmic with the wind in her hair.