Things I Like: Arthur (2011 Film)

Arthur 2011 movie poster

I payed attention when Arthur was in theaters back in 2011. It’s a remake of the 1981 film of the same name which I hear was quite the success. I don’t really care for Russell Brand, but years later I was interested to see if Arthur was hilarious or just plain stupid.

Russell Brand Helen Mirren Arthur 2011 movie

The story starts with spoiled heir Arthur Bach. His childish antics and embarrassing behavior has gone so far that it’s ruining his mother’s reputation. His mother offers him a choice; he either marries her assistant Susan or he loses his inheritance. While he doesn’t love or even like Susan, the alternative is far worse, so he agrees.

Greta Gerwig as Naomi Quinn Arthur 2011 movie

During his engagement to Susan, Arthur meets a young lady named Naomi Quinn. He is captivated by her personality and they start to date. Arthur believes Naomi is the love of his life, and thinks she is worth angering his mother by ending his engagement to Susan.

Darth Vader mask Arthur 2011 movie Russell Brand

Overall Arthur was a good bit better than my pessimistic expectations. The humor can be obnoxious but some of it did make me laugh. I really did like Greta Gerwig as Naomi Quinn as she was so charming and sweet. I thought Arthur was a decent film but I doubt people will remember it as fondly as the original decades from now.

Published by Adam (Neko Random)

Nerdy guy who loves video games, movies, history, tv, and trivia.

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