A Movie Review: "Arthur" starring Russell Brand

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I watched the movie "Arthur" last night with the boyfriend, starring Russell Brand, Helen Mirren, and Jennifer Gardner. It was everything you would expect from R.B. It was hilarious, it was filled with drunken antics, and it was amazingly tear jerking. Not only a comedy, but a romantic comedy. You get to see the softer side of Russell Brand, or should I say Arthur, as he is playing the rich single bachelor the best way R.B can, as you can imagine, getting drunk and partying everyday and having all sorts of promiscuous sex. His parents were never around much, he was basically raised by his Nanny played by Helen Mirren. She is a smart-ass, sarcastically witty character and I absolutely love her. While his real mother is fed up with his horrible behavior, and gives him an ultimatum, marry Susan (played by Jennifer Gardner) or be cut off from his most valued treasure, right next to booze, money. Very against marrying Susan, he ends up falling in love with a cute little illegal tourist at Grand Central. It is a lovely blooming relationship till the ultimatum stands in the way. Arthur has to make the hardest decision of his life to grow up and "Be a man" for once, or marry Bridezilla. Its a great learning experience and journey for all who watches the movie.

© Copyright NMJ 2011

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Mentalist acer 5 years ago from A Voice in your Mind!

Thanks for the heads-up Nicole,I've already got this in my netflix cue.;)


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Nikkij504gurl 5 years ago from Louisiana Author

haha cool!


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Astra Nomik 5 years ago from Edge of Reality and Known Space

I am so jealous. Cassy met that guy at a festival long ago in UK. And he friended her in Myspace. He is funny as guys go. A bit mad, perhaps but he is not afraid to express himself fully, and most guys seem to stumble a bit in that. I love the film and the original was good too. Russell is more gregarious than Dudley Moors from the first film. I wonder could Hollywood do this but with American stars, like Jim Carrey and maybe Fran Drescher (from "The Nanny")as the Helen Mirren character? That might work. Heh.

I love the new film reviews here, Nikki. You are awesome. I am tweeting this.


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Nikkij504gurl 5 years ago from Louisiana Author

haha i know me too! I would love to meet him. I never saw the original. Aww thanks cathy. tweet, tweet away! lol


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Cheeky Girl 5 years ago from UK and Nerujenia

Actually he is funny and cute and slightly out of phase with reality for a guy but very adorable! Hah! Nikki, you should re-edit the title of this hub, no one will read a hub that comes up in searches as #3, any chance you could give it a name and put Russell's name in the title - it will work as a keyword, and your rating and reads will go up! I am just making this wee suggestion! And if it works, check your other interviews titles too, okay?

Have a great day! Cheers! :D


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Nikkij504gurl 5 years ago from Louisiana Author

well i have his name as a tag.. but will do! I will add the movie titles in there. thanks. cass.


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Nikkij504gurl 5 years ago from Louisiana Author

changed :)


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meow48 4 years ago from usa

so like is this a remake? of arthur with liza minelli and dudley moore??? liked this review, made me want to see it, take care.


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Nikkij504gurl 4 years ago from Louisiana Author

i guess so. never saw the original.


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meow48 4 years ago from usa

it was great.... especially when arthur had to go without his money for a while and the butler was great.

quote, "Bathing... it is such a lonely business..."


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Nikkij504gurl 4 years ago from Louisiana Author

that from the original? this one is hilarious if you are a russell brand fan you need to watch it.


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AudreyHowitt 4 years ago from California

I love zany movies that are touching also! Don't know this one but will look it up--Thank you!


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Nikkij504gurl 4 years ago from Louisiana Author

It is worth it. Quite zany and touching. So you should like it.

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