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Arthur Newman (2012)

 -  Drama  -  13 June 2013 (Kuwait)
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A story of a man who fakes his own death and assumes a new identity in order to escape his life, who then moves in with a woman who is also trying to leave her past behind.

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Wallace Avery hates his job. His ex-wife and son hate him, and he's blown his one shot at living his dream. Not wanting to face all this, he stages his own death and buys himself a new identity as Arthur Newman. However, Arthur's road trip towards anew life is interrupted by the arrival of the beautiful but fragile Mike, who is also trying to leave her past behind. Drawn to one another, these two damaged souls begin to connect as they break into empty homes and take on the identities of the absent owners: elderly newlyweds, a high-roller and his Russian lady, among others. Through this process, Arthur and Mike discover that what they love most about each other are the identities they left at home, and their real journey, that of healing, begins. Written by Becky Johnston

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If you don't have a life, get someone else's.

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Arthur nothing
29 March 2014 | by (Sfantu Gheorghe, Covasna, Romania) – See all my reviews

Wallace is sick of his life, the fact that the relation with his son is a bad one, his love life is a mess and decides to assume another identity, the one of Arthur Newman and decides to go Terre Haute Indiana where he is convinced that a good career as a professional golf played waits him. On the sun bed of the motel where she is checked in he sees a mysterious stranger, a girl who likes to be called Mike. He takes her to a hospital and rescues her from the degrading situation in witch she was when he find her. Now Mike wants to accompany him in his trip but little that she knows that he is not the only one who has one identity and she has a secret of her own.

Yes, Arthur nothing because nothing interesting happens in this movie besides the wasted talents of three good actors Colin Firth, Anne Heche and Emily Blunt. I wonder what they where thinking when they read the scrip or that they really read it in fact. It's slow with long and boring sequences, some gestures of tenderness between the main characters but nothing serious. Don't waste your time with this one. It's the kind of movie that demonstrates that even if they are included some important names of cinema, doesn't really mean that the picture is good.


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