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Arthur  (DVD)
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Arthur  (DVD)
Date: 04/02/12, updated on 05/02/12 (40 review reads)
Advantages: Funny in places, rather silly
Disadvantages: Too silly
Film Only Review:
Meet Arthur Bach, wild living billiionaire, an eccentric and childish grown man with a nanny called Hobbs (Helen Mirren) who has been by his side all of his life.
Arthur appears to have drink problem, loves the ladies even if he has to pay for them and has no concept of working for a living at all and gives himself a fun lifestyle.
After a mad night out dressed as batman and hiring a batmobile to go to his mothers fund raising event and crashing it his mother decides enough is enough. Vivienne (Geraldine James) who is cold hearted decides that he will marry the beautiful but career driven Susan (Jennifer Garner) or lose the money.
Arthur doesn't like Susan much, tries to put her off with bad behaviour but she wants into the marriage to become 'someone' and is hellbent that they will marry much to Arthurs growing dismay.
In the meanttime Arthur gets hit with the love stick by the feisty Naomi (Greta Gerwig), who is from Queens and works as an illegal tour guide who sees Arthur for who he really is and enjoys his company.
Hobbs doesn't think them seeing eachother is a good idea at first and seems to support him marrying Susan and settling down however she becomes ill with headaches which means Arthur starts to care for her.
What will Arthur do? Marry to keep the money or leave it all behind him and be with a girl that he loves?
Well I felt really let down by this movie to be honest. Half the time I felt that Russell played himself and although I can't say the film was unfunny it wasn't belly laughs it gave me and all in all it was a predicatable and a rather silly movie. This is a remake and the original is far superior in every way.
I knew from the first few minutes in which way he would go and I also predicted the ending of it and I actually only watched the original all the way through after seeing this lol!
Helen Mirren played the stern but caring Hobbs rather well and I did feel her and Arthurs relationship was played out really well, even Jennifer played the sexy but boring Susan well but all in all this was a film that failed to delight me and my mate much at all!
Run Time: 1 hour 39 minutes
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Summary: Not a great movie sadly!