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Arthur (2011)

PG-13 | | 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.

Director:

Jason Winer

Writers:

Peter Baynham (screenplay), Steve Gordon (story)
3 wins & 6 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Russell Brand ... Arthur
Helen Mirren ... Hobson
Greta Gerwig ... Naomi
Jennifer Garner ... Susan
Geraldine James ... Vivienne
Luis Guzmán ... Bitterman
Nick Nolte ... Burt Johnson
Christina Jacquelyn Calph ... Tiffany (as Christina Calph)
Murphy Guyer ... Officer Kaplan
José Ramón Rosario ... Employment Clerk
John Hodgman ... Candy Store Manager
Scott Adsit ... Gummy Bear Man
Evander Holyfield ... Boxing Trainer
Peter Van Wagner ... Naomi's Dad
Robert Clohessy ... Veteran Cop
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Storyline

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 napierslogs

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No Work. All Play. See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Trivia

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 »

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

Arthur: Tiffany, this is my nanny Hobson, my best friend in the whole world.
Tiffany: Your nanny?
Hobson: Hes merely shaped like an adult.
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Crazy Credits

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 »

Connections

Featured in WatchMojo: Top 10 Movie Millionaires (2015) See more »

Soundtracks

Pass Out
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
Under license from EMI Film & Television Music
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Does everyone lack a sense of humor?
27 June 2011 | by d_mcnabbmvpSee all my reviews

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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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

8 April 2011 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Box Office

Budget:

$40,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$12,222,756, 10 April 2011

Gross USA:

$33,035,397

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$48,147,945
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Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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