Review: Russell Brand's Lovable Scamp Charms In 'Arthur' Remake

At this point there is no doubt that British comedian Russell Brand can play an endearing rascal with the greatest of ease.  Not only did he portray the wacky rock star Aldous Snow in the romantic comedy "Forgetting Sarah Marshall," but he also reprised the role in the spin-off film "Get Him to the Greek," which featured the character in his own comically debaucherous adventures. 

His latest movie "Arthur," a remake of a 1981 Dudley Moore picture, has Brand starring in the title role, as a rich ne’er-do-well with a drinking problem.  Arthur is a child trapped in a man’s body, but Brand’s loveable scamp is still charming because of his consistently droll sense of humor.  He possesses a certain whimsical nature and unabashed honesty that you can’t help admiring.

Arthur lost his father as a young boy, leaving his mother Vivienne (Geraldine James) to raise him on her own.  The wealthy socialite was always more interested in her business than raising a child, so she hired Hobson (Helen Mirren), as full time nanny to look after him.  Read More...


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