Finally! A story about an insanely wealthy person that’s not filled with scandal, sex, drugs and a mysterious stalker girl who loves to air everyone’s dirty laundry — ahem, Gossip Girl! (But there is a little bit of alcohol.)
The always-funny Russell Brand plays Arthur, the publishing heir who never grew up, pampered his entire life by his long-suffering nanny Hobsen (Helen Mirren). But he has to try to shape up once his mother Vivienne (Geraldine James) gives him an ultimatum — marry the crazy yet beautiful Susan Johnson (Jennifer Garner) or be cut off!
But Arthur has fallen for the fun-loving Naomi (Greta Gerwig). He tries to prove he can survive without his mother’s cash — even working in a ridiculous costume as a giant piece of candy! But Arthur struggles as he grapples with his life’s ultimate choice: Love or money?
Here are 5 great reasons to see Arthur!
1. The relationship between Arthur and Hobsen. The drunken playboy is no match for his uptight and very traditional minder. Their clashes are hilarious but also touching because of their deep connection.
2. Jennifer finally plays a bad girl! As much as I love me some good-girl Jen (13 Going on 30 is one of my all time faves!) it’s nice to see her step outside her comfort zone and play the girl that the guy DOESN’T want for once.
3. Russell’s charming accent, of course! I’m not the only girl who swoons for a British accent and his voice just gets me every time. Everything he says sounds sexy and funny at the same time. Even if all else fails for you in Arthur, I guarantee you will still leave feeling content after just listening to his sweet voice for two hours.
4. You can live out your billionaire fantasy! We’ve all dreamed about what our lives would be like if we had an endless supply of money and wondered about the most frivolous ways we could spend it. Arthur finds the most unconventional ways to blow through his millions, like closing down NYC’s Grand Central Terminal for a date, complete with personalized Pez heads and acrobats!
5. Beneath all of the humor, there’s a touching story. Arthur is a man who really is still a boy. We care about how he is finally trying to grow up and stand on his own.