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Arthur Movie Review Summary

Actors: Dudley Moore, John Gielgud, Liza Minelli

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Arthur is an absurdly rich lush who falls in love with a poor woman. His grandmother, however, says she will "cut him off without a cent" if he doesn't marry the daughter of a tough older man with even more money than Arthur's family. What Arthur decides to do depends on how much he can grow up in a short period of time.
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The review of this Movie prepared by Jolie




"Arthur" is a charming comedy about a sweet, wealthy alcoholic playboy and his search for love and maturity. Dudley Moore plays the title character, a man who has evaded responsibility all of his life as his family money took care of him. But he is a dreamer and doesn't want to marry for anything but love. Until his family tells him he will lose his inheritance and be cut off if he doesn't marry a particular rich girl with an influential father. But Arthur accidentally finds love with a spicy, funny working class waitress (Liza Minelli). With Arthur throughout is his loyal butler Mr. Hobson (John Gielgud in an Oscar-winning performance), the man who loves Arthur like a father and is always willing to upbraid him when necessary. Mr. Hobson is the man who teaches Arthur the meaning of intelligence, maturity and strength of character. Can Arthur stand up for himself and for love with all of the money at stake?
The review of this Movie prepared by Danielle Petty



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Plot & Themes

Comedy, primarily    -   Yes Time/era of movie:    -   1980's-1999 Inner struggle or disability    -   Yes Comedy or Parody about    -   adults acting eccentric Druggie/drunk problems?    -   alcohol

Main Character

Identity:    -   Male Profession/status:    -   simply wealthy Age:    -   20's-30's Ethnicity/Nationality    -   White American    -   British

Setting

City?    -   Yes City:    -   New York    -   wealthy Misc setting    -   fancy mansion

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   no torture/death    -   generic/vague references to death/punishment Sex/nudity in movie?    -   Yes What kind of sex:    -   vague references only    -   kissing Any profanity?    -   Occasional swearing

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