Arthur parents guide


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.

Release date April 8, 2011

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

Why is Arthur rated PG-13? The MPAA rated Arthur PG-13 for alcohol use throughout, sexual content, language and some drug references.

Run Time: 110 minutes

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Rating & Content Info

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Why is Arthur rated PG-13? Arthur is rated PG-13 by the MPAA for alcohol use throughout, sexual content, language and some drug references.

Violence: A man irresponsibly shoots a nail gun and impales another character with several framing nails (some blood is shown). A contractor threatens a man by forcing him to touch a rotating saw blade with his tongue. Characters are involved in high-speed chases with police, cause property damage, exchange punches, are whipped, fall down stairs and suffer a bloody lip. A character grabs at a man’s groin while hoisting him on a horse. A character dies.

Sexual Content: Much of the script revolves around discussions of Arthur’s past sexual escapades with comments about prostitutes and other sexual adventures. Brief jokes are made about homosexuals, pregnancy, rape and male anatomy. A man’s bare crotch is covered with digitalized pixels. A couple is caught in bed together. A man and woman are seen in suggestive poses in pictures. A man is counseled to marry, but cheat with another woman. A man is seen in his underwear on several occasions. Women wear sexually provocative or revealing clothing.

Language: The script includes crude references to male anatomy, racial comments, rude sexual name-calling, frequent profanities and terms of Deity.

Alcohol / Drug Use: Alcohol is consumed throughout the movie for comedic purposes. A character frequently appears to be under the influence of liquor. References to illegal drugs are also made.

Other: The script contains an irreligious joke about Christ’s crucifixion.

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Canadian Movie Rating Info
Province Rating Rating Descriptor
British Columbia PG Coarse Language, Violence.
Alberta PG Not Recommended for Young Children.
Manitoba PG Not recommended For Young Children, Substance Abuse.
Ontario PG Sexual Content, Language May Offend.
Quebec G
Martimes PG
Canadian Home Video PG

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News About "Arthur"

Cast and Crew

Arthur is directed by Jason Winer and stars Russell Brand, Helen Mirren, Jennifer Garner.

Home Video

The most recent home video release of Arthur movie is July 15, 2011. Here are some details…

Arthur is releasing to DVD and Blu-ray on July 15, 2011. Bonus extras include:

- Arthur Unsupervised

- Additional Scenes

- Gag Reel


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