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|Russell Brand reinvents the role of lovable billionaire Arthur Bach, an irresponsible charmer who has always relied on two things to get by: his limitless fortune and lifelong nanny Hobson (Academy Award® winner* Helen Mirren) to keep him out of trouble. Now he faces his biggest challenge: choosing between an arranged marriage to ambitious corporate exec Susan (Jennifer garner) that will ensure his lavish lifestyle, or an uncertain future with the one thing money can’t buy – Naomi (Greta Gerwig), his true love. With Naomi’s inspiration and some unconventional help from Hobson, Arthur will take the most expensive risk of his life and learn what it means to be a man in this reimagining of the beloved Oscar®-winning* romantic comedy Arthur.|
Editor's NoteThe immature heir to a billion-dollar empire finds himself cut off from the family fortune after rejecting his arranged marriage to a nouveau riche socialite, and instead falling for a free-spirited unlicensed tour guide in this remake of the sentimental 1981 comedy starring Dudley Moore. Arthur (Russell Brand) was raised in the lap of luxury. His family is wealthy beyond compare, and ever since he was a child his every whim has been catered to by his nanny, Hobson (Helen Mirren), and his chauffeur, Bitterman (Luis Guzman). But the party starts to wind down when Arthur's domineering mother (Geraldine James) insists that he marry Susan (Jennifer Garner), the daughter of a self-made millionaire (Nick Nolte) who isn't above intimidating his future son-in-law into marriage. Vehemently opposed to the idea due to the fact that he and Susan have nothing in common, Arthur rejects the proposal after falling in love with Linda (Greta Gerwig), an aspiring children's book author who pays the rent by giving unofficial tours of Grand Central Station. As a result, Arthur has to decide if he can face life as a normal member of the working class -- and without his trusty flask of booze. Television veteran Jason Winer (MODERN FAMILY) directs from a script by Peter Baynham (BRÜNO, BORAT).
Arthur (2011) - Blu-Ray DVD Review
By: Barbara Barnett Blogcritics.org Reviews
Published on: 8/21/2011 2:58 PM
|Arthur is a re-imagining of the 1981 romantic comedy, which starred Dudley Moore as the very rich foppish heir to the Bach fortune—irresponsible as he is generous. The new film, now available as a Blu-ray/DVD/Digital combo pack from Warner Brothers starring comedian/actor Russell Brand (Forgetting Sarah Marshall), opens with Arthur on his way to his mother’s big benefit gala, a black-tie affair. Dressed up in authentic original Batman attire and riding in the actual Bat mobile—complete with rocket-propelled engine—he is driven by faithful Chauffeur Bitterman (Luis Guzman, Oz) before they are halted by NYPD, who know the reckless wreck Arthur quite well....read the full review|
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