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Arthur Newman -- A middle–aged man is determined to start fresh after a rough divorce. Unsatisfied with the way his life has turned out, he makes plans to reinvent himself with a new identity ... until they are derailed by an eccentric woman struggling to leave her own past behind.

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13 June 2013 (Kuwait) See more »
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If you don't have a life, get someone else's.
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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. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Slow but just short of boring, with some worthy acting See more (24 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)

Colin Firth ... Arthur Newman (Wallace Avery)

Emily Blunt ... Mike (Charlotte Fitzgerald)

Lucas Hedges ... Kevin Avery

Anne Heche ... Mina Crawley

M. Emmet Walsh ... Zazek

Kristin Lehman ... Mary Alice Wells

Phillip Troy Linger ... Fuller Wells

Devon Woods ... Janie Wells

Sterling Beaumon ... Grant Wells

Natalia Volkodaeva ... Ludmila Hadley (as Natalie Volkodaeva)

Autumn Dial ... Charyl

Anthony Reynolds ... Park Ranger
Holden Hansen ... Dying Man - Beauregard Tully

Ron Prather ... Detective #1

Jason Benjamin ... Cop

Daniel Jones ... Hairy Man

Jack Landry ... Doctor
Sol Miranda ... Rosita Tully

Steve Coulter ... Owen Hadley
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

David Andrews ... Chuck Willoughby

Tammy Arnold ... Nurse (as Tammy Christine Arnold)

Michael Beasley ... Detective #2
Beckett Campbell ... Kevin (5 yrs)

Dean Chekvala ... Hipster Trevor

Sharon Conley ... Unemployment Official (as Sharon Morris)

James Patrick Freetly ... Cart Rental Man 2 (as James Freetly)
Laura Anne Green ... Girl (as Laura Green)
Jason Hatfield ... Pug Man

Gray Hawks ... Diving Dad (as Gray Hawk)

Bonnie Johnson ... Ticket Agent

Peter Jurasik ... Bus Driver

Nicole LaLiberte ... Hipster Sarah

Rachael Moser ... April
Michele Seidman ... Lounge Singer (song)

Estes Tarver ... Cart Rental Man 1

Matthew Warzel ... Motel Clerk (as Matt Warzel)

L. Warren Young ... Deputy

James Alcorn ... Featherd (uncredited)
Ric Bagoly ... Man In Unemployment Line (uncredited)
Devon Bartholomew ... Woman in unemployment parking lot (uncredited)
Miller Carbon ... Unemployment Official (uncredited)
Christopher Cozort ... Drug Dealer (uncredited)
Todd Davis ... Officer Jackson (uncredited)
Kimberly Dunevant ... Mother with family washing car (uncredited)

Michael Faulkner ... Valet Driver (uncredited)
Randy Grazio ... ER Doctor (uncredited)
Lemuel Heida ... Golf Cart Driver (uncredited)
Lauren Herrel ... Business Woman (uncredited)

Thomas Ivey ... Psychiatrist (uncredited)

Dean Allen Jones ... Officer Neale (uncredited)

Don A. King ... Gary (uncredited)
Larry Knoerl ... Mr. Pug (uncredited)
Saeri Lee ... Pedestrian (uncredited)
Karen Malina ... Neighborhood Jogger (uncredited)
Mark Meekins ... Beach Tourist 2011 (uncredited)
Joe Montanti ... Thong Man Swinger (uncredited)
J.D. Morgan Jr. ... Unemployed person (uncredited)
Suzanne Nystrom ... Hilda (uncredited)
Darrell Rackley ... Diner Patron / Pedestrian Crossing Street (uncredited)
Paul Shaplin ... (uncredited)

Shelby Townsend ... Bus Passenger (uncredited)

Directed by
Dante Ariola 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Becky Johnston  written by

Produced by
Lisa Bruce .... executive producer
Andy Cappuccino .... executive producer (as Andrew Cappuccino)
Helen Cappuccino .... executive producer
Mac Cappuccino .... producer
Eric Greenfeld .... executive producer (as Eric M. Greenfeld)
Natalie G. Hill .... executive producer
James A. Holt .... executive producer
Becky Johnston .... producer
Brian Oliver .... producer
Stefan Sonnenfeld .... co-producer
Alisa Tager .... producer
 
Original Music by
Nick Urata 
 
Cinematography by
Eduard Grau  (as Eduardo Grau)
Paula Huidobro 
 
Film Editing by
Olivier Bugge Coutté 
 
Casting by
Kathy Driscoll  (as Kathy Driscoll-Mohler)
Francine Maisler 
 
Production Design by
Christopher Glass 
 
Art Direction by
Quito Cooksey 
 
Set Decoration by
Susan Lynch 
Chuck Potter 
 
Costume Design by
Nancy Steiner 
 
Makeup Department
Kate Biscoe .... makeup: for Mr. Firth and Ms Blunt - LA
Cydney Cornell .... hair: for Mr. Firth and Ms Blunt - LA
Kari Delaney .... additional hair stylist
Erin Keith .... additional makeup artist
Mandy Lyons .... personal hairstylist for Emily Blunt & Colin Firth
Evelyne Noraz .... makeup artist: for Colin Firth and Emily Blunt
Rick Pour .... makeup department head: and makeup artist
Jo Jo Stephens .... hair department head: and hair stylist
 
Production Management
Lisa Bruce .... unit production manager
Tai Burkholder .... production supervisor
Nicole K.L.N. Ebeo .... assistant production supervisor: LA
Devin Sterling .... head of production
Vincent Terrazzino .... production supervisor: LA
Michael Tinger .... post-production supervisor
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Chad Antnelli .... second assistant director: LA
Jason Blumenfeld .... first assistant director
Scott Hardwick .... additional second second assistant director
Casey Mako .... second second assistant director
Christopher Medak .... first assistant director: LA
Paul Uddo .... second assistant director
Paul Uddo .... second unit director
 
Art Department
Perry Bachelor .... set dresser (as Perry Batchlor)
Bjorn Baldvinsson .... leadman (as Bjorn Baldvinnsson)
Kim Breece .... art department assistant (as Kimberly Breece)
Larry Brewer .... assistant property master
Lary Brewer .... assistant property master
John Bromell .... set dresser
Steven P. Brown .... painter
Kevin Dick .... lead greensman
Erica Fester .... set dresser
Beth Giles .... set decoration buyer (as Elizabeth Giles)
Tyler Gooden .... storyboard artist
Jodie B. Hall .... painter
Michael E. Hall .... propmaker
Michael J. Hall .... construction coordinator
Steve Hawk .... set dresser (as Steven R. Hawk)
Carl Hector .... set dresser
Chester Lee Henderson Jr. .... leadman (as Lee Henderson)
Chris Holcombe .... lead scenic
Vincent E. Immordino .... on-set dresser
Charles Ingold .... propmaker
Aaron Jagger .... propmaker
Rebecca Lee .... painter
Tanya B. Magidow .... prop buyer: and assistant
Eric A. McNeil .... painter
Gregory Messer .... property master (as Greg Messer)
Chris Miller .... on-set dresser
Debra Mills .... painter
Gary Naylor .... propmaker
Michael Paterson .... set dresser (as Mike Paterson)
Wes Perry .... construction foreman
Nick Ragazzo .... art department intern
Shaun Ross .... art production assistant
Michael Shapiro .... set dresser
'Jungle Jim' Shaughnessy .... set dresser (as James Shaughnessy)
Steve Starkman .... property master: LA
Lindsey Suggs .... art department coordinator
Shane Tregembo .... painter (as K. Shane Tregembo)
Michael A. Wells .... propmaker
Julia K. Wright .... painter
 
Sound Department
Kami Asgar .... sound editor
Leonardo A. Barragán .... adr recordist
Doug Birdsell .... vtr sound engineer
Jeffree Bloomer .... sound mixer
Hennie Britton .... foley engineer: and editor
Eddie Bydalek .... sound re-recording mixer
Anthony Cargioli .... boom operator
Kate Carlin .... group adr
Robert Carr .... sound recordist (as Rob Carr)
Neil Cedar .... adr mixer
Chris Fairfield .... adr mixer
Hector C. Gika .... sound editor
Hector C. Gika .... sound effects editor
Shawn Jackson .... adr mixer
Michael Keeping .... foley artist
Feildel Kévin .... dubbing editor
Yann Legay .... dubbing mixer
Kenneth C. Mantlo .... boom operator (as Ken Mantlo)
Alex Markowski .... audio playback
Sean McCormack .... sound supervisor
Scott McInnes .... foley assistant
Chris Navarro .... adr mixer
Erin Oakley .... adr editor
Will Riley .... additional sound re-recording mixer
Will Riley .... dialogue editor
Will Riley .... sound supervisor
John Skoglund .... sound utility
R. Russell Smith .... sound re-recording mixer
Tim Tuchrello .... assistant sound editor
Trevor Ward .... dolby consultant
David Weisberg .... adr mixer
Brian Wholley .... sound equipment provider (as Bryan Wholley)
Brian Wholley .... sound mixer (as Bryan Wholly)
Sebastian Sheehan Visconti .... sound editor (uncredited)
 
Special Effects by
Phil H. Fravel .... special effects technician
William Purcell .... special effects coordinator (as Will Purcell)
 
Visual Effects by
Toby Brockhurst .... compositor
Chad E. Collier .... data technician: Method Studios
Janice Barlow Collier .... technical administrator: Method Studios
Tom Daws .... compositor
Sean Andrew Faden .... visual effects supervisor (as Sean Faden)
Mathias Frodin .... compositor
P. Whitney Gearin .... visual effects producer
Samuel Jørgensen .... compositor (as Sam Jorgensen)
Chelsea Kammeyer .... visual effects coordinator
Konstantin Kovalenko .... visual effects artist
Eva Snyder .... compositor
Anastasia Van Rahl .... visual effects coordinator
Matt Welch .... lead flame artist: Method Studios
Felicia Faden .... matte painter (uncredited)
 
Stunts
Grady Allen Bishop .... stunt driver
Ben Jensen .... stunts
Cal Johnson .... stunt performer
G. Peter King .... stunt coordinator
Jessica Merideth .... stunt double: Emily Blunt
Todd Warren .... stunts
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Andy Bader .... second assistant b camera
Stacy Barnhill .... grip
Roger Basquette .... hd video assist operator
Jason Batey .... additional electrician
Logan R. Berkshire .... key grip
Troy Blischok .... first assistant b camera
Matthew Brookman .... rigging electrician
Leonard Chapman .... dolly provider
Craig Clarke .... russian arm operator
Jay Coyle .... grip
Jose De Jesus .... grip (as Jose 'Chelo' De Jesus)
Wyatt Denny .... grip
Michael Druez .... best boy grip
Henry E. Ezzell III .... best boy grip (as Henry Ezzell)
Tammy Fouts .... first assistant camera
Scott Frye .... a dolly grip
Craig Haagensen .... a camera operator
Gerald D. Hatchell .... grip (as Gerald Dwayne Hatchell)
Patrick Hayden .... rigging grip
Joe Hill .... grip
Adam Horne .... rigging gaffer
Nicholas Irrera .... additional electrician (as Nick Irrera)
Amos Jones .... key grip: LA
Roy Knauf .... second assistant a camera
M. Shawn Lewallen .... electrician
Terry D. Long .... additional electrician
Nicole Jannai Martinez .... second assistant camera (as Nicole Martinez)
Laura Mattingly .... camera production assistant
Bo McKenzie .... additional grip
Ritchie Nannini .... b dolly grip
Stephen R. Ohab .... electrician (as Steve Ohab)
Bill Otto .... gaffer: LA
Peter Pearce .... electrician
James Plannette .... gaffer
Larry M. Rudolph .... additional electrician (as Larry 'Mark' Rudolph)
David Santana .... dolly grip (as Dave Santana)
Jeremy Schonwald .... best boy electric (as Jeremy Schoenwald)
Jon Seibel .... digital imaging technician
Peter Simonite .... b camera operator: and second unit director of photography
Peter Simonite .... camera operator: LA
Zach Smart .... d.i.t: utility
Jeff Sterner .... additional electrician (as Jeffrey Sterner)
Michael Tackett .... still photographer
Laura Thompson .... c camera first assistant camera
Derek E. Tindall .... best boy electrician
Arthur To .... digital imaging technician
Eric Townsend .... grip
Dan Turek .... first assistant a camera
Jack Vollers .... genny operator
Will Wagner .... d.i.t. assistant
Jeff Wallace .... electrician (as Jeffrey Wallace)
Jesse Williams .... electrician
Dennis Zoppe .... rigging key grip
 
Casting Department
Jackie Burch .... casting: North Carolina
Samy Burch .... casting assistant: North Carolina
Elizabeth Chodar .... casting assistant
Kathy Driscoll .... casting associate: LA (as Kathy Driscoll-Mohler)
Vanessa Neimeyer .... extras casting director
Pamela Starks .... casting: LA
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Jeanie Baker .... costume supervisor
Grace Illingworth .... wardrobe production assistant
Lauren Mallard .... set costumer
Felicia Molinari .... set costumer
Alice Powell .... seamstress (as Alice Blake Powell)
Dawn M. Williams .... principal costumer
Jessica Williamson .... costume assistant
 
Editorial Department
Angel Askins .... digital intermediate producer
Gilbert Carreras .... color timer
Mike Chiado .... digital intermediate technologist (as Michael Chiado)
Sean Coleman .... digital intermediate colorist
David Feldman .... account executive
Dan Goslee .... digital conform
Eddie Mikasa .... assistant picture editor
Brian Murkland Jr. .... digital intermediate assistant colorist
Nader Owies .... post-production assistant
Stefan Sonnenfeld .... executive producer: CO3
Michael Walsh .... post-production assistant
 
Music Department
Clint Bennett .... music editor
Linda Cohen .... music supervisor
Jason La Rocca .... music scoring mixer
Jon Ong .... orchestrator
Jon Ong .... score preparation
Nick Urata .... score producer
 
Transportation Department
Robert Barone .... van driver
Karen Brigman-Pedro .... van driver (as Karen Pedro)
Gregory L. Britt .... van driver
Darius Bryant .... hair and make-up driver
Al Burton .... transportation captain: LA
Russell Lee Byrd .... fuel truck driver
Jason Cannady .... cast trailer driver
Ty Church .... transportation coordinator
Dan Cox .... van driver
Russell Davis .... van driver: genny operator
Alan Fela .... construction driver
Jim Halstrom .... set decoration driver: 5-ton
James Herring .... prop truck driver
Debbie Lane Hewett .... driver: Colin Firth
E. Michael Hewett .... additional van driver
Buck Hubbard .... van driver
Doug Kelejian .... additional driver
Andrew L. Lanier .... set decoration driver: cube
James B. Long .... van driver: genny operator
Justin Masters .... driver: sound trailer
Mark McNeill .... transportation captain
Linda Pickett .... cast trailer driver
Reggie Powell .... grip truck driver
Scott Siler .... camera truck driver: 10-ton
Jesse Smith .... honeywagon driver
Randy 'Kirk' Smith .... wardrobe driver
Greg Stancil .... picture car coordinator
Jim Stevens .... camera truck driver
Michele Thomas .... cast trailer driver
 
Other crew
Franny Altamirano .... payroll accountant
Matthew Arnold .... craft service assistant (as Matthew 'Mateo' Arnold)
J.D. Banks .... stand-in: Colin Firth
Jonathan Barrow .... helper
Laura Bartlett .... studio teacher (as Laura Perry Bartlett)
Sadie Paige Barton .... set production assistant
Stephan Bax .... locations scout
Melinda Benton .... second assistant accountant
Steve Berman .... completion bond
Erika Chaumontet .... accounting clerk
Brad Wm. Clark .... first assistant accountant (as Brad Clark)
Heidi Cole .... helper
Christopher C. Courter .... production assistant
Susan Cunningham .... photo double
Louis De Fontaines .... location manager: LA (as Louis De Fontanes)
John Doherty .... assistant to Brian Oliver
Ron Dolecki .... business affairs/production legal
Kristin Dombroski .... location scout
Britton Edwards .... extra help
Lea Enslin .... payroll accountant
Arthur J. Gallagher .... insurance
Cori Glazer .... script supervisor: LA
Marie Paul Goislard .... assistant location manager: LA
Reva Grantham .... additional craft service assistant
Geoff Gregg .... office production assistant
Matthew K. Hacker .... office production assistant
Debbie Lane Hewett .... personal assistant: Colin Firth
Ryan James Hill .... production assistant (as Ryan Hill)
Elizabeth Himelstein .... dialect coach: Colin Firth, Emily Blunt
Art Hoover .... executive chef
Ingrid Johanson .... production office coordinator
Daniel John .... production assistant
Taj Johnson .... assistant: to Mr. Ariola
Kasey Kiser .... assistant locations manager
Johanna Klingenberger .... production accountant
Rosanne Korenberg .... business affairs/production legal
Mike Mack .... assistant chef
Yulia Makhtin .... legal assistant
Dina Mamedova .... stand-in: for Ms Blunt - LA
Dan Masciarelli .... producer: main titles, Method Design
Mary Melendez .... production coordinator: Method Design, main titles
Shaun O'Rourke .... office production assistant
Rebecca Orsak .... production assistant
Charlie Palermi .... craft service assistant
Noelle M. Pflum .... assistant production office coordinator
Patrick Priest .... set production assistant
Russell Prior .... production assistant
Trudy Ramirez .... script supervisor
Steve Ramos .... production assistant
Scout Raskin .... second assistant accountant
Matthew Richards .... key craft service
Deborah Ricketts .... archival footage researcher
Valerie N. Robinson .... key set production assistant
Craig Rogers .... key assistant locations manager
Chad Rohn .... production assistant
Kim Ronstadt .... first assistant accountant
Michael Sausa .... associate creative director: main titles, Method Design
Marty Siu .... set massage therapist
Justin Soponis .... production secretary
James C. Sossamon .... location assistant (as Jim Sossamon)
Tarin Squillante .... set production assistant
Patricia Story .... unit publicist
Jennifer Taginski .... set medic
Rachael Tartell .... locations manager
Jesse Tyler .... set production assistant
Nathan Ulin .... extra help
Steve Viola .... creative director: titles: method design
Bob Weber .... post production accountant
Bob Weber .... production accountant: LA
William Whaley .... stand-in: for Mr. Firth - LA
Jacqueline 'Bobbi' Wherry .... craft service assistant (as Bobbi Wherry)
Cassandra Windels .... production secretary: LA
Jason Wisch .... production assistant
David Wood .... medic
Gary Wordman .... craft service
Aaron Cavazos .... dailies coordinator (uncredited)
Mariah Breitel Hembree .... post script services (uncredited)
 
Thanks
Chris Ham .... special thanks
Charles Kemp .... special thanks
Phillips Lytle .... special thanks
James Rahill .... special thanks
Beau Rivage .... special thanks
Rena Ronson .... special thanks
Joe Skrobacz .... special thanks
James Smyton .... special thanks
Alison Thompson .... special thanks
Larry Vincent .... special thanks
 

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Also Known As:
"Arthur and Mike" - Ireland (English title) (imdb display title), UK (imdb display title)
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MPAA:
Rated R for sexual content, language and brief drug use
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93 min | USA:101 min
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9 out of 11 people found the following review useful.
Slow but just short of boring, with some worthy acting, 12 November 2013
Author: secondtake from United States

Arthur Newman (2012)

Though the whole enterprise is built on a huge and somewhat false contrivance (a man taking on a new identity and picking up a troubled woman along the way who also is playing games with her identity), it all works better than you might think. And it's largely because of Colin Firth and Emily Blunt, both strong and understated leads. Blunt in particular has qualities that are interesting without merely being "star" material. Firth, of course, is a mega-star and he's playing his quiet man with familiarity here.

The director Dante Ariola is only on his second film and the writer is on his first (after a few screenplays based on other people's stories). And I guess it shows in many little ways, including a script that doesn't seem believable at times. Then at other times it's believable but not that interesting. What keeps it floating through these waves is a sense of pace and ease with the two actors, who of course are seasoned and respected stars.

This is both a downer movie with two unhappy leads trying to survive their lives and a feel-good movie about people who find something in each other to survive. It's not quite a romance that develops (it's not "Leaving Las Vegas"), but there is a kind of loving co-dependence. It's meant to be deeper and more moving than it is— mostly a issue of the writing again—but you get the drift and it works overall.

In the end, at the end, you wish so much it had been more than it was. It has so many interesting qualities that don't get pulled out—the surprising convergence in the plot, the game of taking on identities, the psychological depth of being who you are and accepting that—I felt let down by what did happen. The solutions are a bit obvious and almost cheap, depending on formulas seen before. Which is too bad because the set-up and the actors are worth more than that.

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