Arthur

Arthur

DVD - 2011
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"A drunken playboy stands to lose a wealthy inheritance when he falls for a woman his family doesn't like"--from www.imdb.com.
Publisher: Burbank, CA : Distributed by Warner Home Video, [2011]
Branch Call Number: DVD Arthu
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (ca. 110 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.

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AL_TIEGAN Dec 15, 2016

I absolutely love Russell Brand. This is probably my favorite movie he's done, yet! Very very funny!

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rahels
Oct 21, 2014

this move was the best, I really liked it was cool.

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jazeebelle
Oct 21, 2014

Like most things, not quite as well dont as the original. Brand does a pretty good job portraying the spoiled, yet loveable title character. He seems to bring a softness to the character i didn't see in Moore's performance. It's a cute go to comedy.

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britprincess1
May 29, 2013

I've yet to see the original, that some claim is overrated and others adore. So, based on this film alone, I felt ARTHUR was sort of kind of okay. It was mediocre, a time-waster to be sure, and I was surprised to find true thespians, like Helen Mirren, tied to this project. Jennifer Garner seemed over-the-top and out of her element; the most grotesque character she's played well to date is that of Hannah in the TV series FELICITY. Garner seems more comfortable playing the Greta Gerwig part, but unfortunately, Gerwig filled it in this film. Now for the main man: Russell Brand has a natural funniness about him, but he's yet to pick films that highlight that humour. He's often playing either an eccentric or the comic relief sidekick (re: GET HIM TO THE GREEK, ROCK OF AGES, that stupid Adam Sandler film), but none of the jokes seem his own. I think if he chose a bit more wisely, he could get a great comedy still, and if he dialed back a bit, he could even venture into -- gasp -- serious drama. He is capable, but this film doesn't show it. I wouldn't recommend it.

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bunnytoes
May 15, 2013

Not being a fan of Russell Brand I resisted seeing this movie for quite some time. I have to say I was pleasantly surprised by how much I enjoyed it. Heartwarming and sweet, Greta Gerwig is the perfect choice for his love interest. Very enjoyable and I even warmed up to Russell Brand a bit. Quite a few laughs as well.

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joseph
Oct 03, 2012

Fair – Arthur (2011) 110 min. Watching this film I couldn’t help but compare to the 1981 "must see" classic starring Dudley Moore. The annoying Russell Brand assumed the role in this version of Arthur; a take-off of the Ritchie Rich comic books. The updated version is watchable but some of the antics of the new Arthur do not compare to the original. Last note – Helen Mirren is perfect as Arthur’s nanny. I’m still unsure of the purpose of a magnetic bed?

Kadie2 Aug 17, 2012

Great movie.

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Layma Rashid
Aug 13, 2012

i like this movie

kevfarley Jun 27, 2012

A make-believe sanitized version of alcoholism. Like having lots of money would make it less devastating and more attractive !?... not very funny.

lasertravis May 19, 2012

I set my expectations very low for this one and was pleasantly surprised by how much I liked it. If you hate Russell Brand, you will hate this movie. I actually like the guy and think he is funny in almost everything I've seen him in. He pretty much plays the same part in everything, and this is more of the same. His delivery is spot on and the lines they gave him in this one are pretty funny. The plot is predictable, even more so if you've seen the original, but still manages to be heartwarming and enjoyable. Brand is the draw here, however, so if you don't like the guy, don't watch this movie.

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Teyfor8Wyoma
Aug 24, 2011

Teyfor8Wyoma thinks this title is suitable for 12 years and over

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Kadie2 Aug 17, 2012

Billionare Arthur Bach is spolied, relying on the non-ending stream of money and his 'nanny'.

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Teyfor8Wyoma
Aug 24, 2011

Sexual Content: Minor - mainly references

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Andreinac13
Dec 01, 2011

Who wouldn't want to marry a sexy clown?

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