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Tuesday, May 15, 2012

The Rum Diary by Bruce Robinson, 2011 (R)

with Johnny Depp (Alice In Wonderland, Dark Shadows, Chocolat, Rango), Aaron Eckhart (Thank you For Smoking, Rabbit Hole), Michael Rispoli, Amber Heard, Richard Jenkins (The Visitor, Eat Pray Love), Giovanni Ribisi, Amaury Nolasco, Marshall Bell, Bill Smitrovich

Eager to flee his humdrum life in 1950s New York, booze-loving journalist Paul moves to Puerto Rico, but his life becomes unhinged when he falls for a gorgeous woman and clashes with her shifty fiancé in this adaptation of Hunter S. Thompson's novel.

Funny how someone can play the exact same character in movies as different as "The Tourist", "Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas", "Alice in Wonderland" and "Pirates of the Caribbean"... The only one lately that I actually liked of the exuberant Johnny Depp is "Rango", in which, thank god, he doesn't appear. I figured now that he is a four faces actor, smile, fake smile, half smile, no smile, and his eyes are constantly surprised. Therefor, getting into my nerves. Anyway, the movie is a succession of stereotypes, which I can understand only with the fact that this American narrator is discovering the island as an American tourist in a way, his perception being altered by what he experiences over time. The only character that deserves some credits is the one played by Giovanni Ribisi (which I usually don't like), and who delivers in its drunkenness the most memorable quotes.


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