The Rum Diary

Movie review by Jeffrey Anderson, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 18+

Hazy, rum-soaked cult classic in the making for adults only.

R 2011 120 minutes

Parents say

age 10+

Based on 2 reviews

Kids say

age 13+

Based on 1 review

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age 12+

Johnny you've done it again.

great movie. A minor trippy drug scene where a tongue is writhing out a mouth like a snake and a brief sexual encounter seen through a telescope are the only kid unfriendly scenes along with some minor violence. The drinking, political unrest and language were in line with the location and the era. Great acting by Depp and support. Although not a historically correct drama, my 12 year old enjoyed the film and gained a minor understanding of the context surrounding the era, events and man. Oh and you should not pay attention to a review from people who have not actualy watch the movie....ignorance breeds ignorance.

This title has:

Too much sex
Too much swearing
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking
age 8+


good movie

This title has:

Great messages
Great role models

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