Number of Times Seen – Twice (20 Jul 2011 and 23 Feb 2021)
Brief Synopsis – An eccentric billionaire must marry the woman that his mother chooses or risk losing his fortune.
My Take on it – Hilarious remake that works so well.
Russell Brand is such a great replacement fr Dudley Moore and helps make the eccentricities of the characters so much more realistic and plausible to watch as things progress.
He has great chemistry with both his butler, Helen Mirren and his new found love Greta Gerwig and that helps make things so much more fun to watch unfold.
Jennifer Garner is slightly miscast as the villain here and her character feels a bit too farcical.
Nick Nolte is also a bit over the top as her father.
The story is quite predictable, but because if the way things play out, it doesn’t matter because the adventure is the journey to that spot and not the destination itself.
The care free nature of Brand works well for this character and really makes things feel even more realistic especially when things get extravagant along the way.
Love the updated Christopher Cross theme for the movie which is quite catchy.
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MovieRob’s Favorite Trivia – In order to see the dedication in Naomi’s book, Arthur moves a pop-up moon over a Manhattan skyline scene. This is a tribute to the line “If you get caught between the moon and New York City”, in Christopher Cross’ “Arthur (1981)’s Theme” song. (From IMDB)
Rating – Globe Worthy (8/10)
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