Blu-Ray Review “Arthur”

Starring: Russell Brand, Helen Mirren and Jennifer Garner
Directed by: Jason Winer
Rated: PG 13
Running time: 1 hours 50 minutes
Warner Brothers

Film: 3.5 out 5 stars
Extras: 3 out of 5 stars

First off, if you are going into this film already hating it because you sooooo love Dudley Moore’s “Arthur” than steer clear. I went  into this film with an open mind and really enjoyed it.  I thought it has a lot of heart and wasn’t just Russell Brand being Russell Brand.  I thought Helen Mirren was really sweet in it and I feel it shows another site of Brand, perhaps more acting less hysterics.  The film has some really good laughs and some were really subtle as well, which I liked.  Overall I recommend this film to fans of Russell Brand and people that don’t care about Dudley Moore.

The extras on the disc are are decent.  I am sure that on this film there must have been hours of Russell Brand improving his lines, although we only get about 10 minutes.  So for those wanting more Russell Brand as Arthur make sure to watch the deleted scenes.  The gag reel is good fun but only runs about 1 minute.  The last special feature is called Arthur Unsupervised! and it covers the typical behind-the-scenes antics from the film.  Like I said overall decent.  The video on the Blu-ray is sharp and unlike Arthur sober and DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 is really well done.  The set overall is a definitely purchase especially if you haven’t see the movie.

Premise:
Russell Brand reinvents the role of lovable billionaire Arthur Bach, an irresponsible charmer who has always relied on two things to get by: his limitless fortune and lifelong nanny Hobson (Academy Award® winner* Helen Mirren) to keep him out of trouble. Now he faces his biggest challenge: choosing between an arranged marriage to ambitious corporate exec Susan (Jennifer garner) that will ensure his lavish lifestyle, or an uncertain future with the one thing money can’t buy – Naomi (Greta Gerwig), his true love. With Naomi’s inspiration and some unconventional help from Hobson, Arthur will take the most expensive risk of his life and learn what it means to be a man in this reimagining of the beloved Oscar®-winning* romantic comedy Arthur.

Official Website: http://arthurthemovie.warnerbros.com/dvd/

“Arthur” available on Blu-ray Combo Pack, DVD, On Demand and for Download 6/15! http://bit.ly/piggJN



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