Arthur is a happy drunk with no pretensions at any ambition. He is also the heir to a vast fortune which he is told will only be his if he marries Susan. He does not love Susan, but she ... See full summary »
Devastated Peter takes a Hawaiian vacation in order to deal with the recent break-up with his TV star girlfriend, Sarah. Little does he know, Sarah's traveling to the same resort as her ex - and she's bringing along her new boyfriend.
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
The screenplay for this film was featured in the 2009 Blacklist; a list of the "most liked" unmade scripts of the year. See more »
When Arthur is talking to Susan's father in the Johnson Tower, and they put on the safety glasses, Burt's ear hook goes behind the ear and then on top of the ear and then back behind the ear. See more »
[Holding up Tiffany's Bra]
I wouldn't recommend letting him get used to your breasts dear, hes got an addictive personality. He was at mine till he was six.
I had to dab tabasco on the nipples to see him off
That lady has never once breastfed me
Despite his best efforts.
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During the animated storybook sequence played over the end credits, Arthur and Naomi are sitting across from each other and using binoculars. Arthur says (in a cartoon voice bubble) "Look, lesbian you!" and Naomi asks "Are you a boy or a girl?" See more »
I know there are several reviews stating the original is better than the remake but in my opinion this re-make was done very well. It's hobbled by the fact that it is in fact a remake and movies are being remade far too soon these days.
Yes, Dudley Moore was the perfect original choice for this role, no doubt about it, but today...Russel Brand is the perfect choice Taking this movie on it's own merit it was enjoyable. I FELT for Arthur, I liked Helen Mirren's portrayal of Hobbs, I even liked that Jennifer Garner was so unlikeable.
Is this movie a 10, of course it's not...but it's good entertainment, give it a chance.
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