#123movies #fmovies #putlocker #gomovies #solarmovie #soap2day Watch Full Movie Online Free – Hard-drinking journalist Paul Kemp takes a job at a besieged newspaper in San Juan, Puerto Rico. His volatile editor, Lotterman, assigns him to tourist pieces and horoscopes, but promises more. Paul rooms with Sala, an aging and equally alcoholic reporter, in a rundown flat. Sanderson, a wealthy entrepreneur, hires Paul to flack for a group of investors who plan to buy an island near the capital and build a resort. Sanderson’s girl-friend, the beguiling Chenault, bats her eyes at Paul. His loyalties face challenges when he and Sala get in trouble with locals, when a Carnival dance enrages Sanderson, and when the paper hits the skids. Is the solution always alcohol?
Plot: Tired of the noise and madness of New York and the crushing conventions of late Eisenhower-era America, itinerant journalist Paul Kemp travels to the pristine island of Puerto Rico to write for a local San Juan newspaper run by the downtrodden editor Lotterman. Adopting the rum-soaked lifestyle of the late ‘50s version of Hemingway’s ‘The Lost Generation’, Paul soon becomes entangled with a very attractive American woman and her fiancée, a businessman involved in shady property development deals. It is within this world that Kemp ultimately discovers his true voice as a writer and integrity as a man.
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Somewhere towards the end, the narrative of Bruce Robinson’s The Rum Diary loses faith in itself.
Up until this happened it felt so much more episodically close to its’ novel adaptation, fast paced and fun but at a certain point the actors involved in The Rum Diary sort of start coming out of their characters.
Just an assumption, but Robinson’s nostalgia for Terrance Gilliam’s Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas must have been what forced him to gradually break away from his commitment to his own linear narrative. Throughout the first hour and a half we didn’t have Hunter S Thompson narrating this story. And I don’t think Robinson realized that until the last thirty minutes of the feature.
In Fear and Loathing Gilliam made a commitment to exploiting the drug abusing nature of HST. But Robinson couldn’t do that as much in The Rum Diary and I think he wanted to, badly because that’s what the last 30 minutes told me.
As much as Robinson wanted to make this journey through Puerto Rico hallucinogenic the novel he was trying to adapt didn’t call for it. And all that from Fear and Loathing is probably what really inspired Robinson to direct The Rum Diary in the first place. So toward the end it’s kind of like Robinson thought ‘wait, we still haven’t shown them enough surrealistic hallucinations narrated by Thompson so he tacked on another thirty minutes of a possible story line.
Up until that point we almost got somewhat of an authentic autobiographical epic of the late author obviously told from the perspective of someone besides. But that also meant by this point it was too late for the director to just suddenly turn over the narrative to Johnny Depp from behind the type writer of Thompson.
At this point I began to feel like the words coming out of Johnny Depp’s mouth were not the words of HST.
If this was supposed to be a close adaptation to the book it didn’t feel that way in the end.
you blew it Mr. Robinson
I read the book more than ten years ago so I am hardly qualified to judge if this adaption is faithful to the original, but from what I remember and am told, it is not. I remember some flashes of brilliance in Thompsons early novel but of course they’re not featured in this film.
Why? Because the director Bruce Robinson who apparently used up all his directorial firepower in “Withnail & I” chose to pursue a disjointed and haphazardly crammed vision of this book or even HST himself. I’m a huge fan of Thompson, so don’t give me this “If you’re a fan of HST you’ll love this” crap, which is probably just marketing on IMDb.
The comedic elements don’t work. Neither does the love story or the rest of it for that matter. Depp, who normally can add some depth to even the most mundane and disposable idea seems lost in this one, which he probably felt was an obligation to Hunter.
When the going gets weird, the weird turn pro goes the saying and this proponent of the weird sez: this movie sucks.
Original Language en
Runtime 1 hr 59 min (119 min)
Genre Comedy, Drama
Director Bruce Robinson
Writer Bruce Robinson (screenplay), Hunter S. Thompson (novel)
Actors Johnny Depp, Aaron Eckhart, Michael Rispoli, Amber Heard
Country USA, UK
Awards 2 wins & 4 nominations.
Production Company GK Films
Sound Mix Dolby Digital, DTS, SDDS, Dolby Surround 7.1
Aspect Ratio 1.85 : 1
Camera Arriflex 16 SR3 Advanced, Zeiss Ultra Prime Lenses, Arriflex 416, Zeiss Ultra Prime Lenses
Laboratory Company 3, Los Angeles (CA), USA (digital intermediate), Company 3, New York (NY), USA (dailies), DeLuxe, Hollywood (CA), USA (prints), DeLuxe, New York (NY), USA (film processing)
Film Length 3,250 m (Portugal, 35 mm)
Negative Format 16 mm (Kodak)
Cinematographic Process Digital Intermediate (2K) (master format), Super 16 (source format)
Printed Film Format 35 mm (spherical) (blow-up) (Fuji Eterna-CP 3514DI), D-Cinema