- 1 hr 50 min
Arthur is a romantic comedy film directed by Jason Winer and starring Russell Brand, Helen Mirren, and Jennifer Garner. This movie is a remake of the 1981 film of the same name and follows the story of Arthur Bach (Russell Brand), a billionaire who spends most of his days drinking, partying, and enjoying his lavish lifestyle. Arthur is a childish and irresponsible man who has never had to take responsibility for his actions. He is constantly accompanied by his childhood nanny, Hobson (Helen Mirren), who is his only real friend and often acts as a voice of reason, trying to get him to grow up and take control of his life.
However, Arthur's life takes a drastic turn when his mother (Geraldine James) threatens to cut him off from his inheritance if he does not marry Susan (Jennifer Garner), a powerful and ambitious woman whom he does not love.
As Arthur struggles to come to terms with the idea of losing his fortune and the woman he truly loves, Naomi (Greta Gerwig), he must decide whether to continue living a life of luxury and excess or take a leap of faith and follow his heart.
Russell Brand delivers a good performance as Arthur, bringing his signature humor and wit to the character while also showing his vulnerability and inner turmoil. Helen Mirren is excellent as Hobson, providing a much-needed balance to Arthur's wild ways and delivering some of the film's most poignant moments.
Jennifer Garner plays the role of the stern and controlling Susan with ease, while Greta Gerwig delivers a charming and relatable performance as Naomi, Arthur's love interest.
The film's humor is a mix of slapstick and witty one-liners, with several laugh-out-loud moments. The pacing of the film is a little slow in parts, but the strong performances and compelling storyline keep the audience engaged.
One of the film's standout features is its stunning visual effects, which create a surreal and dreamlike atmosphere throughout the movie. The soundtrack, featuring songs from artists like Ben Folds, is also a highlight of the film.
Overall, Arthur is an enjoyable and entertaining romantic comedy that offers a fresh take on the classic story. With its stellar cast, witty humor, and heartwarming storyline, this movie is sure to delight audiences of all ages.
Arthur is a 2011 comedy with a runtime of 1 hour and 50 minutes. It has received mostly poor reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 5.7 and a MetaScore of 36.