Summary: If any actor out there can play a drunk like Dudley Moore can, I'd like to see it. Best line of the movie? "You're a HOOKER? I just thought I was doing GREAT with you." Priceless! Very funny throughout as well as skillfully developing a serious side to it. John Gielgud is terrific as the butler who waits on him hand and foot, but tries to help this spoiled brat grow up along the way.
Summary: This is my all time favorite Comedy Movie. From the beginning to the end Dudley Moore keeps you laughing. At the dinner table when he yells out Hooker! Your'e a Hooker oh I just thought I got lucky. There were some sad parts, and some life lessons, but over all Arthur was a full on laugh.
Summary: I think this is more of a drama than a comedy, but as a portrait of a spoiled, childish man coming into his own, it is extremely well-written. There are some really subtle social class-type jokes, but it isn't laugh out loud funny. For my money, I think that makes it a superior film.
Summary: Arthur is a comedy that easily grows on you on each viewing. It has three charming lead performances, that are all great. The back and fourths between Moore and Gielgud are fantastic, and very funny. The film though also manages to bring in some genuine heart closer to the end of the film that works in harmony with the comedy. It a nice amusing movie that is is an easy watch.
Conclusion: This is a very funny film, Russell brand does a fantastic job as usual in the lead role, lots of funny crazy antics going on, I cant compare it to the original because I have never seen it but I dont think you have to, as well as being hilarious its a charming love story and overall a feel good romp with a happy ending, make sure you check it out.