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The Rum Diary

PostPosted by Silage Heap » Fri Nov 11, 2011 6:35 pm

Watched it! :D

And it surpassed my expectations. Apparently it didn't do so well at the Box Office, which is a real shame because it's a great (and mostly accurate) adaptation of a great book. Of course we did get through a bottle of cheap Morrison's dark rum while we were watching it, and fuck knows how many spliffs, but I'm sure I'd enjoy it sober too.

The whole film was pretty much what you'd expect from Bruce Robinson directing a Hunter S Thompson novel, but there was one scene in particular which struck me as being a perfect cross between Withnail and I and Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas. You might be able to guess the one I'm talking about if you've seen the film. (Hint: it involves drugs and someone's tongue :lol:)

Anyone else seen it yet? Thoughts/reviews?
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Re: The Rum Diary

PostPosted by McFuck » Sat Nov 12, 2011 2:56 am

I'll look for a theatre near me . . . . :roll:
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Re: The Rum Diary

PostPosted by shagsack » Thu Nov 17, 2011 5:19 pm

Yes, I've seen it and I enjoyed it. It was as off-beat as you would expect, the performances were all good, the direction was excellent. It was probably a bit long at 2 hours, but I was never bored. Having never read the book, I can't make a comparison. Let's hope that with Johnny Depp on board it will have some success. The most impressive aspect of the film was the stunning Amber Heard :D
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Re: The Rum Diary

PostPosted by McFuck » Tue Feb 14, 2012 7:21 pm

Just got notification from Blockbuster that it's available on DVD already. :thumbup: :thumbup: :beer: :wine:
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Re: The Rum Diary

PostPosted by haveyougotsoup » Tue Feb 14, 2012 8:00 pm

Seen it. :thumbup: :thumbup:
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Re: The Rum Diary

PostPosted by Withwine and I » Mon Mar 12, 2012 7:43 pm

I've got it now!
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And like a fool I mixed them and it strangled up my mind, and now people just get uglier and I have no sense of time...
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Re: The Rum Diary

PostPosted by McFuck » Sun Jun 24, 2012 8:57 pm

watched it last night, was not impressed. :thumbdown:
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