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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. Get the movie review and more. »


Overall: C-
Violence: C+
Sexual Content: C-
Language: C+
Drugs/Alcohol: C+
Run Time: 110
Theater Release: 08 Apr 2011
Video Release: 15 Jul 2011
MPAA Rating: PG-13
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After watching a movie with your children or students, we encourage parents and teachers to look for education opportunities to teach with movies. Here are a few discussion topics that can help with lesson plans or teaching in the home.

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?

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