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Arthur 2 - On the Rocks

4.0 out of 5 stars 52 customer reviews

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The world's richest tipsy wit is living in grand style with former waitress Linda as his wife. The two are thinking of starting a family, but the father of his ex-fiancee hatches a plot to leave Arthur penniless. Now, will Arthur have to take a job?

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  • Actors: Dudley Moore, Liza Minnelli, John Gielgud, Geraldine Fitzgerald, Stephen Elliott
  • Directors: Bud Yorkin
  • Writers: Andy Breckman, Steve Gordon
  • Producers: Dudley Moore, Robert Shapiro
  • Format: Closed-captioned, Color, Dolby, Dubbed, Subtitled, Widescreen, NTSC
  • Language: English (Dolby Digital 2.0 Surround), French (Dolby Digital 2.0 Surround)
  • Subtitles: English, Spanish, French
  • Dubbed: French
  • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.78:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated:
    PG
    Parental Guidance Suggested
  • Studio: Warner Home Video
  • DVD Release Date: February 15, 2005
  • Run Time: 113 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (52 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B0006J28NW
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #108,017 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
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By Kristina on December 20, 2006
Format: DVD
I'm not sure what everyone is talking about. I thought that this movie was great. For the one who gave a synopsis that Arthur and Linda weren't happily married didn't watch the movie. That was not the case at all.

This movie has all the same characters including Burt Johnson, Arthurs fiance from the original's father. Burt Johnson is still continually trying to get Arthur to marry Susan. He makes it so Arthur looses his all of his money. Arthur and Linda continually try to find an place to live..Burt gets them thrown out. Arthur tries to get a job...he gets fired because of Burt Johnson. Susan confronts Linda and Linda realizes that they are not going to give up, so Linda gives up fighting for her and Arthur.

I love this movie. Sometime I think that I like it more then the original because it's a more believable story then the original. Its more "down to earth"

I would recommend this to anyone.
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This movie was OK. I was disappointed to discover that Arthur seemed to drink just as heavily 5 years later in the storyline. You'd think he'd have cirrohosis by now. Good grief. He has the girl he loves and all the money in the world. What is he escaping? Turns out Burt Johnson, father of the jilted bride from the first movie has a personal vendetta (financial), against him, and thwarts him at every turn, trying to force him into marrying Susan. Again, despite this, and as in the first movie, Arthur is committed to his wife and finally approaches Burt and says "Enough is enough." The thing that was hokey to me is the whole adoption scenario. Arthur needs to quit drinking, which he does late in the film, but I still wonder if he fully appreciates the situation of having to be responsible for another person. The film ends with the two of them committed to each other and their family, but I have to wonder how Arthur will cope with the day in and day out situation in which he now finds himself.
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The "A" Team, Lisa, Dudley & John Gielgud make everything right. The other actors who came back were great too. It had a lot of meaning and truth of the down and up side of life. I couldn't resist not watching this movie because of the predecessor, however, it's not a block-buster as Arthur. I liked it though you should give it a try.
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In 1982,the late Dudley Moore won a Best Actor Oscar for his portrayal of Arthur Bach in the first film. Much of his fellow cast members returned for the sequel. One who didn't was Jill Eikenberry who played Susan Johnson in the first film. Eikenberry,at the time this film was made,was a cast member of the NBC legal drama L.A. LAW. She was unable to reprise the role so Cynthia Sikes filled Eikenberry's shoes. Arthur and Linda(Liza Minnelli) are now married and Arthur lost his mega-fortunes to Susan Johnson's father(Stephen Elliott). Elliott did appear in the first film. One day,Arthur ran into Susan's father while he(the father) was hunting. Arthur is promised his money back on the condition that he divorces Linda and marries Susan. Arthur and Susan almost got married in the first film but Arthur confessed his love for Linda to Susan at the very last minute. At this point,Arthur no longer cared for the money. All he cared about was Linda. Arthur was relentlessly seeking employment and in one scene when he was on his way out,in came Mrs. Canby(Kathy Bates) who runs an employment agency. Arthur was also concentrating on giving up booze. Arthur did find employment as a sales associate at a hardware store but was fired after his first shift. The new owner of the business elected to terminate Arthur,not his/her predecessor. Again,Susan's father is angry because Arthur remained with his loyal wife. Susan,an art gallery owner,forgave Arthur for dumping her in the first film. Susan didn't seem to be upset about Arthur remaining with Linda. In the last scene,Arthur is back in the money. How I love those happy endings! The out-of-print movie soundtrack includes Kylie Minogue's cover of the 1962 Little Eva hit LOCOMOTION.Read more ›
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The biggest criticism I've seen about this movie is that it's not as funny as the first. In that regard, the criticism is accurate. However, as an extension of the story begun in the first movie, this film is superb !!

This movie successfully extends the plot/story from the first film; and it does it in a way that's enjoyable and believable! This movie has all the elements of a quality film - script, screenplay, camera work, acting . . . it's all top notch. And I found it distinctly enjoyable to watch how Arthur transforms into a wholly different person.

If you're looking for the jokes/wisecracks of the first movie, then this may not be for you. But if you're looking for a continuation of Arthur, and a possible conclusion to the first film, then this is for you.

I highly recommend it!
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I loved Arthur 2 with that adorable Dudley Moore. The love and warmth in this one is there. You can sense that even when Arthur's deceased butler comes back that someone still cares about him. He is funny and smart and the major players from Arthur 1 are still there.
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