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Arthur (I) (2011)

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

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Arthur, a legjobb parti  »

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Budget:

$40,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£764,468 (UK) (22 April 2011)

Gross:

$33,015,696 (USA) (3 June 2011)
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The table saw that Burt Johnson (Nick Nolte) threatens Arthur with is a real saw. It is called a SawStop and is designed to instantly apply a break and stop the saw blade within milliseconds of coming in contact with a human appendage. However, it works more by detecting the natural electrical current in the human body and not so much by moisture as stated in the movie. See more »

Goofs

In their first encounter, Arthur accidentally shoots Burt with a nail gun in his arm and shoulder. Then, when Burt is threatening Arthur with the saw, there is a bloodstain on Burt's shirt, but no hole. See more »

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Arthur: Congratulations, you're winning the dead parent game. But it's not too late to run home and butcher my mother.
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References Batman Forever (1995) See more »

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I liked this re-make...
22 April 2012 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

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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