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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 »

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Comedy | Romance

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

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8 April 2011 (USA)  »

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$40,000,000 (estimated)

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

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

During the dinner scene at Grand Central Station, the background music that is playing is an instrumental version of the Christopher Cross song, "Arthur (1981)'s Theme (Best That You Can Do)". See more »

Goofs

When Naomi and Arthur enjoy their "first date" in the middle of Grand Central Terminal, darkness is seen outside the windows as if its the middle of the night, even though they were in bright daylight moments earlier outside on 42nd Street. See more »

Quotes

Arthur: First your father and then the horse - when will my testicles get some rest?
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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 »

Connections

Referenced in Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life: Fall (2016) See more »

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Arthur's Theme (Best That You Can Do)
Written by Christopher Cross, Carole Bayer Sager, Burt Bacharach and Peter Allen
Produced by Michael Fitzpatrick and James King
Performed by Fitz and The Tantrums
Fitz and The Tantrums appear courtesy of Dangerbird Records
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hilarious
25 December 2011 | by (Roanoke, VA) – See all my reviews

Looking for a funny bit to enjoy with some friends, I was very pleased with the outstanding one-liners and Russell Brand's silly antics. I was pleasantly surprised with the sweet romantic plot and deeper underlying plot. Not having seen the original, I had no expectations and I really loved the laugh. I think the motherly relationship between Arthur and Hobson added to the complexity of the situation between Arthur and his mother, as did the parallel between the death of Arthur's father and Naomi's mom. The depth of Naomi's character also added to the growth of Arthur's character and promoted an emotional connection. Surprisingly sweet, Arthur (2011) is a secretly lovely romance with the added seriousness of alcoholism and the complexity of deep loving relationships.


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