Arthur 1981

Arthur is a happy drunk with no pretensions at any ambition. He is also the heir to a vast fortune which he is told will only be his if he marries Susan. He does not love Susan, but she will make something of him the family expects. Arthur proposes but then m…
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Arthur Bach is a very rich man- and very drunk most of the time, with a bar bill that reads like the national debt. He also stands to lose his $750-million dollar inheritance if he doesn't marry the most boring blonde on Long Island within a month. Unfortunately, Arthur's just discovered the girl of his dreams. And in his case, love's not only blind but blind drunk. Dudley Moore stars in Arthur, the bubbly box-office hit that solidified his standing as one of the most gifted comedians ever. Liza Minnelli is Linda Marolla, the actress/waitress who catches our hero's eye and heart. And in his Academy Award-winning performance as acerbic manservant Hobson, Sir John Gielgud steals the show. When Arthur intones his intention to bathe, Hobson dryly replies, "I'll alert the media." No alerts are necessary. Arthur, which picked up a second Oscar for its delightful title tune, has already become a contemporary comedy classic.

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  • British humor and fantasy in a romantic story where Liza Minelli gives a nice interpretation. Such film has the touch of simplicity and honesty. We liked to watch it a second time.

  • absolutely loved this version of Arthur which I was not expecting too as I hate the original. This was funny & Sweet and even had me in tears a few times. It was beautifully done. A funny film with a rare insight into addiction done in a way that was not confronting of offensive. I laughed and I cried. Gonna buy a copy for sure

    Meg
  • Old favourite, with great cast. Funny and entertaining. Sir John Gielgud has the best part and the greatest lines - worth a look just for him. 2.5 to 3 paws

  • An all time favourite of mine. This is the movie that made Dudley Moore a star in Hollywood and it is a riot. Arthur is a rich, spoilt, immature, drunken playboy but as played by Moore is also funny and loveable. The relationship between Arthur and his butler Hobbs, played by the brilliant Sir John Gielgud is the real heart of the film despite the presence of the terrific Liza Minnelli as Arthur's love interest. This movie is incredibly funny and hasn't dated at all. If you havent seen it you are in for a treat.

  • Dudley Moore makes me want to weep with joy whenever I see him, this is a wonderfully warm

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