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About the Movie
Kind-hearted, fun-loving, and utterly without purpose, Arthur spends every day in the heedless pursuit of amusement. But when his unpredictable public image threatens the staid reputation of the family foundation, Bach Worldwide, he is given an ultimatum: marry the beautiful but decidedly unlovable Susan Johnson (Jennifer Garner), an ambitious corporate exec who can keep him in line, or say goodbye to his billion-dollar inheritance and the only way of life he knows. It's a deal Arthur would be inclined to take...if he hadn't just fallen for Naomi (Greta Gerwig), a New York City tour guide who shares his idealism and spontaneity. All he needs to do is stand up for what he wants. But at what cost? With some unconventional help from Hobson (Helen Mirren)--the one person who always believed he could do anything--Arthur will take the most expensive risk of his life and learn what it means to become a man.
Rotten Tomatoes Movie Reviews
- Reviews Counted: 188
- Fresh: 48
- Rotten: 140
- Average Rating: 4.4/10
Top Critics' Reviews
Rotten: A pitiable remake of the sloshed "classic" from 1981.
Rotten: If there's anything worse than a watered-down, big-screen sitcom, it's a watered-down, big-screen sitcom that gets all socially responsible on us at the end
Rotten: In this rehash of the 1981 smash - which featured fellow English comic Dudley Moore in the title role - Brand looks and sounds comparatively bland.
Rotten: The original Arthur was a pretty mirthless affair, but the crude remake starring Russell Brand is infinitely worse...
I personally found this film funny and charming. I love Russell Brand's acting! I do admit that i haven't seen the original Arthur, but this one had me rolling on the floor laughing! XDD I LOVE IT!
Not as Fun as Expected
Russel Brand as Arthur was never a bad idea. In fact, Brand does capture the spirit Dudley Moore's classic character. The flaw that surrounds this movie though, is how much of a retread it really is. Other than changing Hobson into a female butler, nothing about the plot was drastically retooled. I give the movie's dramatic performances some credit, you were able to feel for Arthur and I think Brand could do some promising serious roles in the future. The funny stuff was virtually all seen in the trailer, and even the jokes that you thought would build to a great payoff, usually end without one. Arthur is not the unbelievable disaster that some critics have made it out to be, its just a nice little movie.
My favorite movie ever!! Russell brand makes the hilarious script even funnier! I havent laughed this hard in years!!