I just got back from seeing The Rum Diary, which is based on a novel by Hunter S. Thompson. I haven't read Thompson's work and embarrassed to say that most of what I thought I knew about him was based on the Doonsbury character Uncle Duke. Though his alcohol and drug abuse gets a lot of the attention, it seems like his political stance was what really would have made Thompson controversial.
There is also some gorgeous scenery, both Puerto Rico and Johnny Depp in 50s hipster wear. It doesn't look like the critics liked it, but I did, even though the only female character was a one-dimensional Barbie Doll thrown in to sex up things a bit.
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