Sunday, October 30, 2011

Dinner & The Rum Diary

Late yesterday afternoon I met up with Jeff for dinner at McD's. Originally, I had planned on having a hamburger then when I saw that the McRib sandwich was back on the menu and loudly calling my name along with a small order of fries... well, it was goodbye burger.
After lingering over conversation Jeff and I eventually cruised a few blocks downtown to catch The Rum Diary starring Johnny Depp whom Jeff says could be chewing cudd on screen and make it absolutely fascinating to watch.

Tiring of the noise and madness of New York and the crushing conventions of late Eisenhower-era America, journalist Paul Kemp travels to the pristine island of Puerto Rico to write for a local newspaper, The San Juan Star, run by downtrodden editor Lotterman. Adopting the rum-soaked life of the island, Paul soon becomes obsessed with Chenault, the wildly attractive Connecticut-born fiancee of Sanderson. Sanderson, a businessman involved in shady property development deals, is one of a growing number of American entrepreneurs who are determined to convert Puerto Rico into a capitalist paradise in service of the wealthy. When Kemp is recruited by Sanderson to write favorably about his latest unsavory scheme, the journalist is presented with a choice: to use his words for the corrupt businessmen's financial benefit, or use them to take the bastards down.
Logline:A love triangle takes place against the politically charged backdrop of Puerto Rico in the late 1950's.

We thoroughly enjoyed the movie and would suggest you see it-- you won't be disappointed.

                    Amanda Heard's dance scene from the Rum Diary.

                                                    Cast interview.


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