ARTHUR (2011) GO!, 9.30PM, PG, COM­EDY

The Sunday Mail (Queensland) - TV Guide - - HIGHLIGHTS -

This re­make of the 1981 orig­i­nal that starred Dud­ley Moore sees Bri­tish bad-boy Rus­sell Brand as a wealthy drunken play­boy who stands to lose a large in­her­i­tance lest he marry fel­low rich girl Jennifer Garner. It’s easy to as­sume Brand plays a ver­sion of him­self as the spoilt Arthur, who still re­lies far too heav­ily on his nanny (a bril­liant Helen Mir­ren, who steals ev­ery scene she’s in) as he flip­pantly throws cash around like it’s go­ing out of fash­ion. But for all his ir­ri­tat­ing man­ner­isms, Brand’s rich-boy car­i­ca­ture fits well in this oc­ca­sion­ally en­dear­ing romp through the fairy­tale world of the uber-rich. ★★

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