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Arthur 2: On the Rocks (1988)

 -  Comedy | Romance  -  8 July 1988 (USA)
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Arthur loses all his money, and his wife wants a baby.

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In this sequel to the 1981 hit movie, Arthur manages to lose his entire $750 million fortune. Will the former millionaire playboy be able to survive as a broke, unemployable alcoholic? To add to Arthur's problems, wife Linda's biological clock is ticking louder than ever, and she's pressuring him to start taking responsibility for himself. Written by Jean-Marc Rocher <rocher@fiberbit.net>

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No Money. Still Funny.

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Screenwriter Andy Breckman was allegedly disappointed by the movie and went to his hometown theater just to hang around and apologize to the people who went to see it. See more »

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When Arthur enters Bert Johnson's yacht and is walking through the main cabin filled with Christmas party guests, a boom microphone operator can be seen on the right side of the screen. See more »

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Susan: Weren't we happy, Arthur?
Arthur: Of course. Then we met.
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Maybe I'm crazy but I like it better that the first...
14 November 2004 | by (Tulsa, OK) – See all my reviews

Certain movies you see as a child and they stick with you, regardless of actual 'quality' per se. Such is the case with Arthur 2: On the Rocks. I'll be honest, I know it's not the best of movies, but darnit, it makes me laugh. It's almost surreal to watch the non-stop one-liners out of Dudley Moore. Even characters in the movie refuse to laugh at the jokes. I still find it funny! I tried to make friends watch it, they wouldn't bite. Perhaps it's an acquired taste. I have tried to watch the first Arthur and frankly I've found it dull and uninteresting. I can't honestly say I remember the ending of the first Arthur, but I can quote whole chunks of the sequel verbatim. I don't know what that says about me as a person, but there it is. Frankly, I think this is at worst an okay movie. I think too many people came into it with too high expectations leading to a ridiculously low overall rating. If you are around 8 years old, start watching the movie over and over again and quoting it with your sister to grow the proper appreciation. Otherwise I'm not sure if you will like this movie, but I say give it a shot.


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