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Arthur (2011)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Romance | 8 April 2011 (USA)
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A drunken playboy stands to lose a wealthy inheritance when he falls for a woman his family doesn't like.

Director:

Jason Winer

Writers:

Peter Baynham (screenplay), Steve Gordon (story)
3 wins & 6 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Russell Brand ... Arthur
Helen Mirren ... Hobson
Greta Gerwig ... Naomi
Jennifer Garner ... Susan
Geraldine James ... Vivienne
Luis Guzmán ... Bitterman
Nick Nolte ... Burt Johnson
Christina Jacquelyn Calph ... Tiffany (as Christina Calph)
Murphy Guyer Murphy Guyer ... Officer Kaplan
José Ramón Rosario ... Employment Clerk
John Hodgman ... Candy Store Manager
Scott Adsit ... Gummy Bear Man
Evander Holyfield ... Boxing Trainer
Peter Van Wagner ... Naomi's Dad
Robert Clohessy ... Veteran Cop
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Storyline

Arthur is a rich, alcoholic playboy with no regards to his working life. After another drunken run-in with the law, his aloof mother has had enough and forces him to marry Susan, a proper business woman, or else he will lose his inheritance. Just as he's engaged to Susan, he meets Naomi, a free-spirited girl who Arthur thinks is perfect for him. Any attempts at holding down a job are fruitless, so Arthur has to decide, what is more important: love, or his mother's money. Written by napierslogs

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No Work. All Play. See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for alcohol use throughout, sexual content, language and some drug references | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

8 April 2011 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Arthur, a legjobb parti See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$40,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$12,222,756, 10 April 2011, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$33,035,397

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$45,735,397
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SDDS | DTS | Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

This film marks the second time, in only two years, that a character previously played by John Gielgud has been re-written as a woman and cast with Helen Mirren. Gielgud had previously played Prospero in Prospero's Books (1991), while Mirren played Prospera in Julie Taymor's The Tempest (2010). See more »

Goofs

When the semi-naked Arthur is talking to Naomi from the street, the onlookers behind Arthur (who are genuine passers-by, not extras) change from shot to shot and back again. There are two distinct groups of them, revealing that two separate takes were intercut to create the final scene. See more »

Quotes

Arthur: Congratulations, you're winning the dead parent game. But it's not too late to run home and butcher my mother.
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Crazy Credits

The opening Warner Bros. logo appears as if inside a champagne glass. See more »

Connections

References Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen (2009) See more »

Soundtracks

Chapel of Love
Written by Ellie Greenwich, Jeff Barry and Phil Spector
Performed by The Dixie Cups
Courtesy of Sun Entertainment Corporation
By arrangement with Ace Music Services LLC
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Anachronistic Character Sketch.
30 August 2011 | by Richard_vmtSee all my reviews

In the sixties there were many cinematic attempts to focus on weird character, like Morgan or A Thousand Clowns. Arthur belongs in this group. And I think it would have been a better film if it stuck to that time period. Then top hats on hippies had sparkle, but now it seems like an embarrassment, so needy. But Arthur is not then but now.

Secondly, I think he is a little too obnoxious, a kind of even less likable Tiny Tim. I didn't find him a sympathetic character.

Still, it is a generally watchable film, it does take you efficiently along for the ride. None of these movies really had much of a message anyway.


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