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To marry or not to marry? That is the question
Arthur  (DVD)
Member Name: lyndsey1989
Arthur  (DVD)
Advantages: Plot, cast
Disadvantages: None really
When this film was first released at the cinema I wanted to go and see it. I'm not a huge fan of Russell Brand but did enjoy his appearance in Get him to the Greek and the plot of Arthur sounded like it would be fun and interesting. However, I have only just got round to seeing it because reviews of the film were not brilliant. This film is based on an earlier film of the same name. I saw this on Sky Movies so this is a film only review.
Arthur is in his late twenties. He is very comfortable in his life as, although his relationship with his mother is strained to say the least, she is worth an awful lot of money. Therefore, Arthur doesn't work and instead spends his days doing as he pleases and spending bucket loads of cash.
However, Arthur isn't your regular rich kid. Although he loves fast cars and women, he is extremely immature, so much so that he still has a nanny who caters to his every need.
In order for Arthur to be eligible for his inheritance he must be married and therefore his mother has found him a suitor. Arthur does not want to be married, but which will win money or freedom?
==Is it worth watching?==
I was quite sceptical about this film when I put it on because what I had heard about it wasn't exactly brilliant. However, I was drawn in from the start and really enjoyed watching it.
Russell Brand does a very good job of presenting Arthur to us and the character is instantly loveable. He is so naive and loves his nanny very much. He is also quite innocent, taking everything at face value and often failing to see any bad within people.
I thought the plot was interesting and enjoyed seeing how Arthur decided exactly what he was going to do. He understandably found his situation difficult and therefore went about coming to a decision in a variety of ways which were fun and very humorous to watch. I found the film was actually quite funny and I often found myself laughing out loud.
The plot flowed well and although I was quite sure I knew what was going to happen from the outset, there were various twists and turns that helped to hold my interest and provided shocks and surprises throughout.
The acting was impeccable and I very much appreciated the talent of the actors. They really managed to make their characters their own and I thought that they all produced fun and interesting characters.
The film was released in 2011.
It stars Russell Brand and Helen Mirren.
It runs for 110 minutes.
It is rated a 12A.
I actually enjoyed this film very much. I found it to be very funny and engaging throughout but it also had a fairly laid back appeal. I would definitely watch it again and recommend it to anyone if they are fans of comedy drama.
Summary: Good film