EVEN JOHNNY DEPP COULDN’T SAVE “THE RUM DIARY”

Johnny Depp has been EVERYWHERE promoting “The Rum Diary” (magazines, TV, even colleges) which opened this weekend, but it flopped anyway. Depp has long been a fan of alcoholic drugged-up journalist Hunter S Thompson, and he was responsible for getting the movie made. Apparently moviegoers do not share Johnny’s fascination with self-indulgent Thompson. It only pulled in around five million dollars and could be the biggest flop of Johnny’s career. This still of Johnny from the movie, which takes place in the late 50’s, almost – almost – makes us want to see it.

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Posted by Janet on October 31, 2011

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  1. By Chicagoland
    On October 31, 2011 at

    This is his “Battlestation Earth” or whatever that turd-loaf John Travolta made was called—a vanity project created strictly to keep Johnny happy, so that he will keep churning out those absurd pirate movies.

    Didn’t he learn from “Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas?” No one cares about Hunter S. Thompson anymore—likely the reason (or one of them) that Thompson eventually took himself out.

    He’d outlived his cultural relevance.

  2. By Muffin
    On October 31, 2011 at

    Johnny will rebound. He always does. I might have go check this movie out. At least you know when you buy a ticket to any of his movies, you will get your moneys worth.

  3. By Patrick
    On October 31, 2011 at

    I like all things Hunter.
    At his peak, Hunter was very unique and rebellious for that particular era.
    This one will be a cult fav.
    Can’t stand the pirate movies.

  4. By forrest gump
    On October 31, 2011 at

    you think about depp?
    ……..YOU AUTOMATICELY THINK OF FLOPS, folks!!

  5. By Colin
    On November 1, 2011 at

    All of a sudden Johnny Depp is looking old. And he dresses like he’s a member of Roxette.

  6. By Indy aka Christine India
    On November 1, 2011 at

    One day when you look at him, you will see a broken tired old man and you will wonder what happened. He’s been on and off the wagon for years, and there are rumors (only rumors) that he is cheating on his long-time live in, Vanessa Paradis, who I have never seen smiling. Patrick, I’m with you dude, the pirate movies are oh so stupid. And Edward Scissorhands? Whoever wrote that needs to be committed to an insane asylum.

  7. By hello
    On November 1, 2011 at

    He’s Gorgeous

  8. By palermo
    On November 1, 2011 at

    Nobody gives a rat’s ass about Hunter Thompson any more. Or Johnny Depp, who looks like a homeless bum much of the time.

  9. By Denise
    On November 1, 2011 at

    I absolutely love Johnny Depp and I admit that I loved the pirates movies. I thought Edward Scissorhands was genious.

    My favorite though is Chocolat. A little Depp but a lot of magic.

  10. By spinner
    On November 1, 2011 at

    I love Johnny but I do believe he has piqued. We live in a culture where advanced age seems to render you disgusting or undesirable. Such a shame. Usually women are the most affected.

  11. By Anon1
    On November 1, 2011 at

    This movie looks really good I cant wait to see it

  12. By pippa martins-st. onge
    On November 1, 2011 at

    Janet, I’m sure you have many powerful Hollywood friends that could comp you a ticket for this snorefest.

  13. By Kitty
    On November 1, 2011 at

    You’d have to pay me to see this crap. Thompson was a total idiot.

  14. By cara
    On November 1, 2011 at

    #1 I <3 kitty's comment.

    and #2 COLIN nailed it for the win, "And he dresses like he’s a member of Roxette." I just LOL'd literally.

  15. By Emanuelle
    On November 2, 2011 at

    All the actors in this movie were fantastic and very funny. Very hot French kiss scene between Depp & Amber Heard. Last third of the film is what dragged it down. I loved the rest of it.

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