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Arthur [Blu-ray] (2011)

Russell Brand , Helen Mirren , Jason Winer  |  PG-13 |  Blu-ray
3.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (125 customer reviews)

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  • Actors: Russell Brand, Helen Mirren, Jennifer Garner, Greta Gerwig, Nick Nolte
  • Directors: Jason Winer
  • Writers: Peter Baynham
  • Format: Multiple Formats
  • Language: English (DTS-HD 5.1), French (Dolby Digital 5.1), Spanish (Surround)
  • Subtitles: English, French, Spanish
  • Subtitles for the Hearing Impaired: English
  • Region: All Regions
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.77:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated: PG-13 (Parental Guidance Suggested)
  • Studio: Warner Bros.
  • DVD Release Date: July 15, 2011
  • Run Time: 110 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 3.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (125 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B004HO6I4C
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #146,628 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
  • Learn more about "Arthur [Blu-ray]" on IMDb

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Russell Brand reinvents the role of lovable billionaire Arthur Bach, an irresponsible charmer who has always relied on two things to get by: his limitless fortune and lifelong nanny Hobson (Academy Award® winner* Helen Mirren) to keep him out of trouble. Now he faces his biggest challenge: choosing between an arranged marriage to ambitious corporate exec Susan (Jennifer Garner) that will ensure his lavish lifestyle, or an uncertain future with the one thing money can’t buy – Naomi (Greta Gerwig), his true love. With Naomi’s inspiration and some unconventional help from Hobson, Arthur will take the most expensive risk of his life and learn what it means to be a man in this re-imagining of the beloved Oscar®-winning* romantic comedy Arthur.

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33 of 40 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Brand is a good fit here April 10, 2011
Format:DVD
Whenever a remake is released, comparisons to the original are inevitable. Most people tend to go for the original and remakes are rarely as well liked. The 2011 "Arthur" is a good movie though.
Brand is a comedic actor with unique talents but they fit this role like a glove. He is onscreen virtually every minute and it is on his shoulders this movie rests. His "Arthur" is a more a fun loving playboy than Dudley Moore's sloppy drunk and that is a good thing. No one could top John Gielgud's Oscar winning peformance as Hobson but Helen Mirren does a good job nonetheless. The rest of the movie is well cast although in the original, the father of Arthur's poor lover got off some of the funniest lines of the movie and here, he is mostly invisible.
I don't know that this is a better or worse movie than the 1981 original but it is an enjoyable film. Brand is funny and believable and his charms are just right for this version of "Arthur".
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28 of 35 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Arthur's theme-less July 8, 2011
Format:DVD
Short attention span summary:

1. Russell Brand does the best that he can do to fill Dudley Moore's shoes. No longer a loveable slushy drunk, Arthur's now a wild boy child, throwing money around doing his best to ease the recession (and possibly share a few std's along the way).

2. Helen Mirren gets caught between the moon and New York City as she lovingly rolls her eyes at his antics and then makes it all better with a stern look and a snappy comment.

3. Greta Gerwig plays his first real love interest (not counting Helen Mirren's character,Hobson), an aspiring writer of children's books by night and an illegal tour guide by day. Her character, Naomi, turns his heart around, and next thing you know, he's closing down the town (or at least Grand Central Station)

4. His fiancée Susan (Jennifer Garner), her dad (Nick Nolte) and his mom (Geraldine James) compete fiercely for the "most unlikeable" award. I know it's crazy, but it's true.

5. Bottom line is that this is an "okay" movie, barely nodding to its predecessor with one short burst of the melody of the original theme song, but at the end of it, you'll wake up way across town and find it's not still with you.

Amanda Richards, July 8, 2011
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Hilarious! March 10, 2012
Format:DVD
Loved it! You need to have a bit of a dark sense of humor to find this movie hilarious.. I am a huge fan of russel brand so his performance in this movie didn't surprise me one bit. He's a genius in my book. Loved all the characters.. They all tied the movie together brilliantly. It's sort of a chick flick in its own twisted way, so I wouldn't recommend it to guys who don't care for chick flicks. I am very interested in seeing the original version of this movie.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Funny for the whole family! April 1, 2012
Format:Amazon Instant Video|Verified Purchase
We are huge fans of the original films! Remakes dont usually live up to your expectations but this was a cute film the whole family can enjoy.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Movie! March 6, 2012
By Dustin
Format:Blu-ray|Verified Purchase
Very funny and witty.. You'll need to see it a couple times to catch all of the humor. Great remake of Dudley Moore's version.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Creative and funny October 3, 2011
Format:DVD|Verified Purchase
I like movies that are different. I am tired of the same old, same old. This movie was funny, creative and very entertaining. I find myself even wanting some of the gadgets from this movie. I am glad it is part of my collection.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Fine on it's own August 3, 2013
Format:DVD
I went into watching this with all of the negative word of mouth from people who love the original 1981 film with Dudley Moore. I have to be honest, I like the original..but I really liked this too.. I'm not a hardcore fan of Russell's, but in this he is not only appropriately cast as the goofy, immature playboy, but he is really truly funny. The one liners had me rolling non-stop. I loved Helen Mirren slipping into Gielgud's roll of Hobson, she does a fine job and it was a nice reversal. People were too harsh saying this film shouldn't have been made, but if you look at it as "Son of Arthur" it may help, either way, it's a fine film on it's own and if you don't demand too much of it, you may be very surprised and end up liking it a lot. True, the 1981 film is beloved by millions and called a modern classic. I own it on DVD, Blu Ray and own an HDX digital copy.. However, I think the charm has worn off over the years, and it's nice to see this updated version.. Because if you want to speak of horrible Arthur movies, we need not look any further than the 1988 sequel: "Arthur 2: On the Rocks", even Dudley and Liza couldn't save that stinker..
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Simple hilarity, a great update of a comedy classic August 28, 2011
Format:Amazon Instant Video
It's not the Aurthur of old, but that in no way detracts from this fun and heartfelt comedy. Russel Brand is disarmingly funny, carefree and often hilarious and imitates Dudley Moore's accent and drunken antics brilliantly. Greta Gerwig is absolutely fantastic. Sweet, charming, with adorable smiles and moments that will charm your socks off. She plays her role in a completely different manner than the classic Liza Minnelli portrayal, but the effect is a more sincere (if a less less comically absurd) story. Helen Mirren is, of course, brilliant. The choice to change the sex of some of the characters (mother instead of father, Hobson as a woman) brings another more emotive quality to the story. It's quite good.

This isn't the same Arthur. But it's fun, funny, sweet, and will get you deep down if you give it half a chance. We loved it.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Enjoyed it
I was kind of worried that he would poke fun at the original Arthur but he was very respectful. I enjoyed it very much!
Published 12 days ago by Ursula
4.0 out of 5 stars funny
This was a good movie. If you like Russel Brand, then you will enjoy this. It's not slap stick comedy it's smart comedy that offers a unique perspective in the process.
Published 22 days ago by Anne
5.0 out of 5 stars LOVE THIS MOVIE
I only rented this movie, but I would not hesitate to purchase this! It's such a light hearted comedy, yet has parts that'll leave a mark on you.
Published 1 month ago by sunshine_mommy
5.0 out of 5 stars Couldn't Stop Laughing
Awesome movie. I loved it so much, I would recommend this movie to anyone looking to laugh. Russel Brand is god
Published 1 month ago by That guy
2.0 out of 5 stars Arthur
I'm being kind by giving this bomb of a movie 2 stars, the original is the best with Dudley Moore even the sequel is much better than this remake. Read more
Published 2 months ago by Joe Flip
5.0 out of 5 stars cute, quirky and fun
has some very funny moments as well as a few touching ones. I never saw the first one so I can't compare but it was very enjoyable.
Published 3 months ago by elektra3179
2.0 out of 5 stars Shelling out for this limp remake is far from the best that you can do
Remakes, some times they work (LORD OF THE RINGS, KING KONG in 1976 and 2005), and sometimes they don't (STAR TREK: INTO DARKNESS, a pale imitation of the vastly superior WRATH OF... Read more
Published 3 months ago by LP Quagmire
5.0 out of 5 stars Best movie ever
I give this movie 5 stars because it is funny yet it has a softer side to it. I don't know if this is the best way to describe it
But that's what I'm goin with it is... Read more
Published 3 months ago by katie
4.0 out of 5 stars Good fun
Gave me several chuckles.
Loved the original and this is a neat update to the story with modern appeal,
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Published 3 months ago by Terri J Gifford
2.0 out of 5 stars Meh
This film had its funny moments but they weren't enough to salvage what was a tepid re-make of an old favorite.
Published 3 months ago by Immanuel Kant
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