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Arthur (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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Meet the world's only loveable billionaire. 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:

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Box Office


$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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Did You Know?


Shipped to theaters under the code name "On the Rocks" - a reference to Arthur 2: On the Rocks (1988). 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: Grape shears, what an innovation! You can use them for my castration!
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Crazy Credits

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 »


References The Dukes of Hazzard (1979) See more »


When the Sun Goes Down
Written by Benjamin Gibbard (as Ben Gibbard)
Produced by Jon Brion
Performed by Benjamin Gibbard (as Ben Gibbard)
Courtesy of Atlantic Recording Corporation
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Surprisingly good.
15 April 2012 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I absolutely despise Russell Brand so naturally I assumed that I would not like this movie one bit. That, however, was not at all the case. Sure, the movie started with Brand's typical ridiculous antics and obnoxiousness but it turned out to be quite entertaining. Brand, for once, was able to actually make the transition from ridiculous idiot to still idiotic but also charming with his humor. Also, Helen Mirren stole the movie. She is truly something else. I don't think I'd be alone in saying she is one of the premier actresses in Hollywood. Her character's dry humor but strength and caring shined through perfectly and was the highlight of the film. Garner and Gerwig's characters are also pretty interesting. Garner doesn't really step outside the box with this performance but it was still solid. I was pleasantly surprised with Gerwig though. I had never seen her in a meaningful role and she was very solid in portraying her emotions. All in all the movie was just a pretty good film and it was definitely worth watching.

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