Arthur

2011 PG-13 1h 50m Blu-ray / DVD

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Arthur

2011 PG-13 1h 50m Blu-ray / DVD
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Russell Brand stars in this remake of the comedy classic as Arthur Bach, a philanderer who must decide whether to give up a respectable life and an inheritance of millions for the sake of romance.
Format
Blu-ray DVD
Screen
Widescreen 1.85:1
Subtitles
English SDH, French, Spanish (Neutral)
CC
No
Audio
English: Dolby Digital 5.1, French: Dolby Digital 5.1, Spanish (Neutral): Dolby Digital 5.1
Screen
Widescreen 1.85:1
Subtitles
English SDH, French, Spanish (Neutral)
CC
No
Audio
English: DTS-HD Master Audio, French: Dolby Digital 5.1, Spanish (Neutral): Dolby Digital 5.1
Rating
PG-13 - Some material may be inappropriate for children under 13. Parents are urged to be cautious. Some material may be inappropriate for pre-teenagers.
age 15+
Common Sense rating OK for kids 15+
  • Russell Brand
  • Helen Mirren
  • Greta Gerwig
  • Jennifer Garner
  • Geraldine James
  • Luis Guzmán
  • Nick Nolte
  • Christina Jacquelyn Calph
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Reviews

age 15+

Common Sense Note

Parents need to know that although this remake of the popular '80s comedy is occasionally funny and at times even oddly touching, it's also raunchy and not as memorable as the movie it was based on. Given that the main character, Arthur (Russell Brand), is an often-tipsy millionaire, expect plenty of scenes with him swigging from a bottle, glass, or flask. While there aren't many strongly negative consequences for his drinking, it's not portrayed in a particularly glamorous fashion, either, and he ultimately has to learn how to be comfortable with himself without the booze in order to attain his heart's desire. Expect plenty of sexual innuendo and some lingerie scenes, though no nudity. There's some swearing, too, including "s--t," "bugger," and "bloody."

Sexual Content

Lots of innuendo-laden talk. Early in the movie, Arthur is caught in bed with a barely dressed woman. Couples kiss, and one woman shows up at a man's doorstep clad only in lingerie and an overcoat. A woman is shown astride a man (no body parts are shown). A man parades around the city in his knickers; he also strips down to them in a church. Jokes about body parts.

Violence

Arthur is manhandled by a woman. He's also threatened with a table saw.

Language

Mostly "bloody," "hell," "bugger," and "prick," though there are also a couple of uses of "s--t," plus "t-tties," "oh my God," and "goddamn."

Social Behavior

Ultimately the movie's message is that money can't buy you happiness or love, and you can't get true love without growing up and cleaning up your act. That said, Arthur does start out by agreeing to marry a woman he doesn't love (or even like) just so he can keep his inheritance and wildly spend it on frivolous things. And, of course, there's his frequent drinking -- which, while not exactly glamorized, doesn't have particularly harsh consequences, either.

Consumerism

Brands include Maker's Mark (prominently), Sony, Jelly Belly, and Dylan's Candy Bar.

Drugs / Tobacco / Alcohol

The main character is always soused (champagne, hard liquor, etc.); though he tries to attend an AA meeting at one point, he makes fun of it. He's also shown smoking a hookah.

  • Age appropriate
  • Not an issue
  • Depends on your child and your family
  • Parents strongly cautioned
  • Not appropriate for kids of the age

This information for parents is provided by Common Sense Media, a non-profit organization dedicated to improving kids' media lives.

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