Arthur (Russell Brand) 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 (Jennifer Garner), a proper business woman, or else he will lose his inheritance. Just as he's engaged to Susan, he meets Naomi (Greta Gerwig), 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
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 »
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 »
Tiffany, this is my nanny Hobson, my best friend in the whole world.
Hes merely shaped like an adult.
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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 »
Written by Marc Williams, Tinie Tempah (as Patrick Okogwu) and Labrinth (as Timothy McKenzie)
Performed by Tinie Tempah
Courtesy of Disturbing London Records Ltd under exclusive license to EMI Records Ltd
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Does everyone lack a sense of humor?
I don't understand all the negative reviews, while I haven't seen the original, I thought this was the best comedy I've seen this year. I couldn't stop laughing the first 30 min or so, then it slowed a bit but was very enjoyable throughout.
I am really amazed at how bad critics made this out to be, thankfully I was bored enough to watch it anyway and you should too. If you don't like it, then you need to work on your sense of humor and learn to enjoy life. I'll watch the original so I can compare the two, but regardless this version is well worth the watch.
As for the acting, Brand was very convincing and very funny throughout. In fact all of the characters had there moments, very well done by everyone involved. I know this isn't a great review but I just wanted let people know the truth about this movie and that is its a great movie to watch and enjoy, not critique and compare to an old original.
Update: Just watched the original and all I can say is wow, are you all idiots(negative reviewers)? The new version is so much better than the original. As i stated previously I laughed seemingly non stop for the first 30 min or so, with the original I maybe chuckled twice during that period. If you ask me there is no question which is better, out with the old in with the new.
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