Friday, April 8, 2011


Starring: Russell Brand, Helen Mirren, Greta Gerwig, Jennifer Garner and Nick Nolte

Rated: PG-13
Story: Irresponsible charmer Arthur Bach has always relied on two things to get by: his limitless fortune and the good sense of lifelong nanny Hobson to keep him out of trouble. Now he faces his biggest challenge--choosing between an arranged marriage that will ensure his lavish lifestyle or an uncertain future with the one thing money can't buy, Naomi, the only woman he has ever loved. With Naomi's inspiration and some unconventional help from Hobson, Arthur will take the most expensive risk of his life and finally learn what it means to become a man, in this re-imagining of the 1981 classic romantic comedy ‘Arthur’. (Warner Bros. Pictures)

Bottom Line: ARTHUR he does what he pleases – which, apparently, is to come up with nary a shred of original thought. It’s an uncalculated, rushed and by-the-numbers remake with a little bit of heart and almost no soul…but it’s not awful. It’s meandering and hollow with glimmers of promise, faint touches of cute and a whole lot of harmless, reigned-in Russell Brand humor taking center stage. If the filmmakers were truly caught between the moon and New York City though…is this really the best that they could do?!

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