The Rum Diary Streaming Now On The Netflix
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For those of you who missed The Rum Diary during its theatrical release, we bring you the good news that it is now available for streaming on The Netflix.
Johnny Depp reprises his role as Hunter S. Thompson, this time known as Kemp, an aspiring novelist who takes a job writing horoscopes for a failing newspaper in 1960s San Juan, Puerto Rico. These are the halcyon days of Dr. Thompson, wherein he's still struggling to find his voice as a writer and a human, but through the fragility and fear we see the foundation upon which his later giant would stand and fight.
The Rum Diary it isn't chock full of avant-garde psychedelia like Fear and Loathing In Las Vegas, but instead plays like an early Beatles album wherin the occasional twang, chord change or lyrical alliteration echoes the coming lysergic euphoria. This is the prequel. The roots. The seedling from which the great Dr. Gonzo grew into a giant oak. This is The Rum Diary.
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