Paul S. Kemp

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  • Johnny Depp plays a booze-addled reporter with a career decision to make in "The Rum Diary." (Associated Press)

    MOVIE REVIEW: 'The Rum Diary'

    The novel "The Rum Diary" was a bit of juvenilia written and shopped around unsuccessfully by Hunter S. Thompson before his career as a political journalist caught fire. Set around 1960, it tells the story of Paul Kemp (Johnny Depp), a booze-addled journalist who signs on at the San Juan Star, a last-chance saloon of a newspaper in Puerto Rico.


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