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 Hawaii vacation in order to deal with 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
While sulking in his Batmobile after Hobson gives him an aspirin and vitamin, Arthur played by Russell Brand, scrolls through his phone to look for Naomi's number and we briefly see Katy Perry, Brand's then-wife, listed as a contact. See more »
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 »
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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