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Arthur (1981) Movie Information

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Arthur (1981)
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Overall Rank:

2395

Avg. Rating:

2.79/4

# of Ratings:

93

Genres:

Comedy, Romance

Rating:

PG

Language:

English

Theater Date:

07/17/1981

Director:

Steve Gordon

Actors:

Dudley Moore
Liza Minnelli
John Gielgud
Geraldine Fitzgerald
Jill Eikenberry
Stephen Elliott

 

 

 

 

Plot Outline:

Happy drunk Arthur is given an ultimatum - if he want to keep the family fortune he stands to inherit, he must marry Susan, a woman who has means but who Arthur feels nothing for. When he meets an ordinary women he actually falls in love with, he must decide if she's worth more to him than his lifestyle. -- Chris Kavan

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Mike 12/26/2013 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

Rating of
4/4 

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. When he tells Lisa Minelli to "steal something casual" and "we must be going unless you happen to want to knock over a fruit stand later in the evening" he has me loving this character.

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Char 03/24/2011 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

Rating of
4/4 

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.

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mitchellyoung 09/20/2010 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

Rating of
3.5/4 

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.

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Ichabod Crane 02/05/2009 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

Rating of
3/4 

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.

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