The Rum Diary

Yesterday we watched ‘The Rum Diary’ with Johnny Depp and really enjoyed it. He seems to have taken to 2 characters when acting; it’s either the lost drunk as in the above mentioned movie  and of course my favourite one ‘Blow’ or else you’ll see him as a complete nutcase a’la Tim Burton style. He captures the characters well, no doubt and ‘The Rum Diary’ was entertaining because it didn’t end as expected, it didn’t come with the usual happy ending nor sad ending or other obvious turn of events…it was simply just the story of this man. A true story. It’s basically about the American journalist Paul Kemp who takes on a freelance job in Puerto Rico for a local newspaper during the 1960’s and struggles to find a balance between island culture and the expatriates who live there. Worth watching!