In between bar-hopping and boisterous conversations about life, love and writing, the two men witness a fierce gun battle between student revolutionaries and government forces, with veteran war journalist Hemingway leading the pair perilously close to the action.
It quickly becomes apparent that the 59-year-old Hemingway is in poor health both physically and emotionally, drinking heavily and longingly eyeing the readily available firearms. His relationship with his wife also is deeply troubled, with the pair frequently erupting into violent arguments. But none of this stops him from dispensing such pearls of wisdom on the adoring visitor as, "The only value we have as human beings is the risks we're willing to take." - The Hollywood Reporter