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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 (136 customer reviews)

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  • Actors: Russell Brand, Helen Mirren, Jennifer Garner, Greta Gerwig, Nick Nolte
  • Directors: Jason Winer
  • Writers: Peter Baynham
  • Format: Blu-ray
  • 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 (136 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B004HO6I4C
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #117,524 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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30 of 37 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Arthur's theme-less July 8, 2011
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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33 of 42 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Brand is a good fit here April 10, 2011
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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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Arthur February 15, 2014
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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. Thank God I got it cheap from Amazon, Maybe the kids of today might like it but not yours truly, I like acting too much not script reading even in a comedy.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Not as good as the first one July 28, 2011
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I'm a child of the 70's and loved the first Arthur. So maybe my expectations were too high. This one just didn't live up to the first one with exception of Helen Mirren. Russell Brand did a good enough job but wasn't impressive. And I was sorely disappointed with the actress who played the character Liza Minelli played. Liza played a strong, unforgettable character. This actress didn't. Helen Mirren, IMO, was the only standout. The first Arthur was a classic, this one isn't. Not a bad movie, just a fair movie.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Another Remake No One Wanted April 13, 2012
The world was not clamoring for an update of the Oscar-winning "Arthur" (1981), but Warner Bros. didn't listen. Russell Brand delivers zero laughs in the Dudley Moore role, with Helen Mirren a decidedly bizarre choice to fill the shoes of John Gielgud. Sitcom director Jason Winer gives the 2011 version a predictable made-for-TV veneer. Best that you can do . . . is avoid.
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2.0 out of 5 stars Meh December 28, 2013
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This film had its funny moments but they weren't enough to salvage what was a tepid re-make of an old favorite.
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1.0 out of 5 stars Absolutely Horrid December 1, 2013
Horrible movie, the actor starring in it is just not funny...he ruins any sort of enjoyment that could possibly be had from this utter mess of a movie. There is nothing interesting about the actor and how he has gotten a single role in a show or movie is beyond any logic whatsoever.
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1.0 out of 5 stars AWFUL December 1, 2013
AWFUL, AWFUL, AWFUL. Anyone in thier 20s and younger MIGHT like it because they may not even realize this is a re-make. Anyone who remembers and appreciates the Dudley Moore classic will be completely turned off by this God Awful film. Did I mention it's Awful?
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Warrants repeat viewing in my book
I really enjoyed this movie. Never did see the original, so I had no expectations. But I do think it's rather silly to expect a movie remake to be a carbon copy of the original and... Read more
Published 9 days ago by Serious Black
1.0 out of 5 stars Very poor remake. Brand is crass and not funny.
Although Dudley Moore in the original real Arthur was usually unkempt and drunk, he was always well dressed and civil. Read more
Published 14 days ago by Alaska Computer Tech
3.0 out of 5 stars Loved the original and love Russell Brand
An okay movie. Loved the original and love Russell Brand. Thought it would be better. Would watch anytime it was on cable.
Published 23 days ago by James
3.0 out of 5 stars Hey It's Russell Brand playing the character he always plays
This movie was OK Russell Brand was ...well Russell Brand. He always plays the same character. So, if you like Russell Brand then hey this movie is for you.
Published 24 days ago by J. Carroll
3.0 out of 5 stars Why remake and already good movie
Arthur and all the other characters are played well, and thank heavens Liza Minnelli is gone. But nothing really out-shined Arthur with Dudley Moore. Read more
Published 1 month ago by Andrew W. Mcclure
1.0 out of 5 stars bleak
Russel, you are funny brilliant, but this is vehicle written in earnest without any regard or consideration for the original ,just wanting to make a vehicle for Russell who cannot... Read more
Published 1 month ago by Paul Peabody
5.0 out of 5 stars Glad I bought it
A clever, feel-good film with a Russell Brand twist. It has all the right touches. Very funny, very sad, not for young audiences.
Published 2 months ago by Ashley
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Movie
I love this movie. Such a great remake of the original. Russell nails the role of Arthur. Perfect character for Russell to play
Published 2 months ago by julia cheek
4.0 out of 5 stars Different
I think the best part of the video is the scene where Russell Brand is in his underwear. It is vaguely like the original movie, which is my all time favorite, but enough different... Read more
Published 3 months ago by Nancy A. Cavanaugh
5.0 out of 5 stars A nice update
Russell Brand does a good job being himself (except he does not drink in real life!) in this remake. Helen Mirren is fantastic, as always in anything she does. Read more
Published 3 months ago by J. Hess
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