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Arthur (I) (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.



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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 »


Comedy | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Release Date:

8 April 2011 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Arthur, a legjobb parti  »

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$40,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$12,222,756 (USA) (8 April 2011)


$33,015,696 (USA) (3 June 2011)

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1.85 : 1
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Kevin Smith was approached to direct at one point. See more »


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 »


Arthur: Could you detach the half-naked business woman from under my bed?
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Crazy Credits

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


Referenced in The Big Picture: November 2011 (2011) See more »


Hello I Must Be
Written by Mark McAdam
Performed by Mark McAdam featuring Dermot Mulroney
Courtesy of Superhead Records
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Enjoyable, marked with some sterling and poignant performances
1 July 2011 | by (Tasmania, Australia) – See all my reviews

I suspect that Russell Brand is a polarising personality in this world. Some find his idiosyncratic ways quite the put off. I, on the other hand, have always had a soft spot for old Rusty. I find him beguiling and very pleasant to watch.

I am not going to pontificate and deconstruct. This is a remake. I can't remember the Dudley Moore version but all I know is that this film was very charming. Fair enough, there are going to be no big surprises - no epiphanic moments. But what this has in bucket loads is a grand sense of heart.

Russell Brand is silly but underneath the silliness there is real, genuine stuff. You can see his heart break in a crescendo scene and if you let yourself you'll find you become very sympathetic to this lost boy. Jennifer Garner is scarily comfortable in the role of a-grade beyatch! Helen Mirren is just perfect as the man boy's nanny. Look, to be honest I am too lazy to get into nitty gritty stuff but this one is a winner if you are open enough to admit it.

Trust me. It's lovely.

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