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Fear & Loathing In Puerto Rico
Much–anticipated film The Rum Diary has so many things going for it - the stylings of 1950s Puerto Rico, a semi-fictional account of the birth of gonzo journalism and maybe most importantly, Bruce Robinson behind the camera. In his past life you may have seen him in the background of Zeffirelli's Romeo + Juliet as Benvolio, or being unbelievably beautiful in Truffaut's L'Histoire d'Adèle H. He's a self described failed actor and thank God for that because he went on to gift us with the black gem of Withnail & I, and is back to capture Johnny Depp channeling Hunter S. Thompson for the second time around in this adaptation of Thompson’s first novel. No one makes inspired lunacy quite so appealing as this unholy trinity.