Picture from Arthur
Overall C-

Comedian Russell Brand plays a hedonistic playboy who falls in love with a woman his family doesn't approve of. Unfortunately the unsanctioned romance threatens to cost him his inheritance in this remake of the 1981 movie Arthur.

Violence C+
Sexual Content C-
Profanity C+
Substance Use C+

MPAA Rating: PG-13 for alcohol use throughout, sexual content, language and some drug references.

Talk to your kids about…


In the film, Susan’s father forces Arthur to touch a whirring blade on a table saw. Although a new product, Saw Stop, senses flesh and stops the blade, viewers should be aware that it is not common on every machine. Extreme caution should be used when using any construction tools. Read the company’s comments about their product’s appearance in the film.   

What childhood tragedies has Arthur experienced? Do those circumstances justify his adult behavior? Has Hobson contributed to his inability to function as an adult?

What attitude does this movie have toward rich people? Why are wealthy individuals often negatively portrayed in film? Do world situations, such as the recent recession, make Arthur’s character less sympathetic than he may have been otherwise?