MPAA Rating: R for drug and sexual content, language and some nudity
This is a documentary made by Alex Gibney (Taxi to the Dark Side, Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room) about Hunter S. Thompson (1937-2005), a colorful journalist and author best known for his 1972 novel Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas. Thompson's work popularized the term "gonzo journalism," an exaggerated, highly subjective, sometimes-metaphorical style of reporting with an emphasis on the journalist as an active participant in the subject matter. In the documentary, Gibney uses evocative archival materials, and Johnny Depp reads from Thompson's work.
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