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The world's richest and most lovable drunk risks everything when hefalls in love with an irascible waitress in the hilarious comedystarring Dudley Moore and Academy Award-winner Liza Minnelli -- Arthur.Arthur's (Moore) billionaire family gives him an ultimatum: He mustchoose between marrying the most boring rich girl (Jill Eikenberry) onLong Island or staying with his low-class, shoplifting girlfriend(Minnelli) and losing his inheritance. For the first time in his life,Arthur wants something he cannot buy--the woman he loves. Arthur's valetand best friend (John Gielgud) begs Arthur to marry the deadly dulldebutante and keep the money. But Arthur's heart simply won't let him.It's a situation that would drive a man to drink--if he weren't alreadydrunk--in this giddy, bubbly comic masterpiece.]]>
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ARTHUR is one of the great comedies that most of the family can enjoy. However, it's not really for kids under age 10, as the language is fairly racy and major plot points involve prostitutes, shoplifting, and in the case of the perpetually inebriated Arthur, alcoholism.Read more ›
Arthur Bock (Dudley Moore) is the quintessential spoiled second generation millionaire. He has never had to work a day in his life. He has his own penthouse suite complete with running trains and butler. Arthur's favorite pastime is getting drunk and embarrassing the upper-class.
We first see Arthur as he is being chauffeured through the red light district. He picks up a profession (her friend gets $50 for coming in second). He takes her to a fancy restaurant, saying she is a princess from a small country (so small that last year the recarpeted the entire country!). The next morning enter Hobson (John Gielguld), an acerbic British butler. He has the perfect one line response to any situation.
Arthur is summoned by his father. The edict is given that Arthur must marry the daughter of dad's business rival or be cut off from his inheritance. Arthur's answer to that is to go shopping and spend more of dad's money. There he spies a quirky shoplifter, Linda Marolla (Liza Minnelli). Something about her interests Arthur and he pursues her.
Eventually, reality wins out and Arthur must come to terms with his pending nuptials. Now this leads to the funniest scenes of the film. First is when Hobson realizes that Arthur really loves Linda and goes to her apartment to tell to go to the engagement party. (Best Line: "Please get me two aspirin. You will find them on the second shelf of the medicine cabinet behind the unused shave cream.") Next is when Linda shows up at the engagement party.Read more ›
I had my home theater at its loudest and I could barely hear it.
Great movie, wrong format, horrible sound!!
But I would have been glad to pay a few dollars more if I could get the full length version if it was available, hopefully someone will explain the reason for shortened edited version of this movie.
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Sound & picture could be better. Was hopin' there was a Bluray edition.Published 21 hours ago by Class of '69 - So Fine
Just a sweet movie. Dudley Moore is a breath of fresh air, really hits his stride about halfway thru the movie. Liza does a good job too. Read morePublished 20 days ago by Mercgal
One of the greatest movies of all time.
Unfortunately the quality of the DVD was poor: too dark and too quiet.
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