Thursday, April 07, 2011

Arthur - Movie Review

Arthur is a comedy remake of the 1981 film of the same name, now starring Russell Brand as Arthur, a wealthy playboy who is always drunk and has an over-the-top lavish lifestyle. He embarrasses his mother, which in turn causes her to lose investors in the family company so she gives him an ultimatum - marry Susan Johnson (Jennifer Garner), a business woman who works at the company, or lose his inheritance. He is against the arranged marraige but doesn't want to give up being wealthy. Things get more complicated when Arthur falls in love with a working-class woman, Naomi Quinn (Greta Gerwig). He turns to his nanny, Hobson (Helen Mirren), for advice but the choice is ultimately up to him.

While I am not a fan of Russell Brand, I thought he was pretty hilarious in Arthur. Of course, the character is quite a reflection of his old life, wasn't it? The movie was funny, and the audience was laughing uproariously all the time. I recommend Arthur to anyone who wants a light-hearted, fun romantic comedy.

Arthur comes out in theatres this Friday, April 8th.

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