Excerpt: It’s been about 30 years since we were first presented with the film â€œArthur.â€� It starred Dudley Moore as an alcoholic billionaire (or maybe at the time, millionaire) who had everything he’d ever wanted except genuine happiness.
Excerpt: In all fairness there shouldn�t be any problem in Hollywood opting to remake Arthur . It�s one of those films that remains memorable for isolated aspects - John Gielgud�s Oscar-winning turn, Christopher Cross� MOR hit of a theme tune - as opposed to its actual quality.
Conclusion: There's no way to tell if Arthur will appeal to your particularly comedy tastes. It roped me in, but the majority of critics haven't been kind. Fortunately, Warner's high definition AV presentation isn't quite so problematic.
Excerpt: Beyond providing an unflinching look at what happens to those caught between the moon and New York City, the 1981 comedy Arthur gave veteran comic actor Dudley Moore one of the best roles of his career as a drunken playboy cackling his way through a search for love.
Summary: Arthur starts off genuinely funny. Russell Brand has some good lines and his character of a juvenile playboy fits him like a glove (I wonder why?). He also has Helen Mirren slumming it as a straight man to bounce his material off.