Reviewed by: Melissa Green
CONTRIBUTOR—first time reviewer
drunkenness in the Bible
marriage in the Bible
Is formalized marriage becoming obsolete? Answer
Some people are convinced that traditional marriages don’t work and that this practice should be abandoned. What does the Bible say about marriage?
Russell Brand … Arthur
Helen Mirren … Hobson
Jennifer Garner … Susan
Nick Nolte … Burt Johnson
Greta Gerwig … Naomi
Geraldine James … Vivienne
Luis Guzmán (Luis Guzman) … Bitterman
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Langley Park Productions
Morra, Brezner, Steinberg and Tenenbaum Entertainment (MBST)
Warner Bros. Pictures
Chris Bender … producer
Russell Brand … producer
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|Distributor||Warner Bros. Pictures|
“Meet the world’s only loveable billionaire. No work. All play.”
Russell Brand is the main actor in this movie. I have found the majority his other movies offensive and not morally appropriate for Christians. So when I went to see this film, I was already on guard.
This is a remake of the 1981 movie “Arthur” starring Dudley Moore, where the character is a rich young man who goes around town wasting money, has out of control behavior and is almost constantly drunk. In this 2011 version, Russell Brand is forced to change his behavior and stop his antics by his mother, or he will lose all of his money.
The language between Brand and most people he comes in contact with in this movie is generally vulgar and obscene. The sexual content is, also, heavy and made me very uncomfortable.
The acting is weak, and that is the least of the worries. I did not bring my children to this movie. I was surprised that there were younger children in the audience. If I had not been obligated to write this review, I would have walked out of this movie. The moral content is beyond offensive.
As God’s Word says, Matthew 5:28, “But I say, anyone who even looks at a woman with lust has already committed adultery with her in his heart.”
Based on moral content alone, “Arthur” is definitely not a film worth seeing.
Violence: Minor / Profanity: Extreme / Sex/Nudity: Extreme
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