Johnny Depp is Marvelous in “The Libertine”

Johnny Depp is powerful, repulsive, compelling and marvelous as John Wilmot in the “The Libertine.”  It is the biography of the notorious libertine John Wilmot, 2nd Earl of Rochester.  The film begins in Rochester’s later life and chronicles all of his outrageous behavior up and until his death at the ripe young age of 33.  The average life expectancy of the time period was just over 39 years of age.  The movie is thoroughly enjoyable but also very powerful.  It truthfully portrays what temptation was like for English nobility in the 17th century.  For just over $7, you can purchase the DVD on Amazon.  Which makes it a fantastic investment for any libertine interesting in the history of libertinism.


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