The Rum Diary
Johnny Depp, Aaron Eckhart, Amber Heard
Depp used to be an actor before he became a special effect—and a fine one, if memory serves. This alcohol-addled drama, in which Depp revisits his technical chops, should right the record. He plays a cranky journalist who flees Eisenhower-era America for San Juan, Puerto Rico, where he falls in love with the local drink. Also on hand to slake his thirst is one of our favorite up-and-coming actresses, the clothing-averse Heard (Drive Angry 3D, The Informers). Source material comes from an early autobiographical novel by Hunter S. Thompson, whom Depp brilliantly portrayed in Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas.