Before you immerse yourself in The Rum Diary, here are a few facts that you should arm yourself with.
1. The movie is based on the book by Hunter S. Thompson, who also wrote Fear And Loathing In Las Vegas and Hell's Angels.
2. Thompson was a journalist who invented his own genre, called Gonzo journalism, in which the journalist or reporter becomes the protagonist of the story, and all the action revolves around him. Events and characters are sometimes fictionalised or exaggerated, for effect.
3. Puerto Rico is an unincorporated organised territory ....