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The world's richest and most lovable drunk risks everything when he falls in love with an irascible waitress in the hilarious comedy starring Dudley Moore and Academy Award-winner Liza Minnelli -- Arthur. Arthur's (Moore) billionaire family gives him an ultimatum: He must choose between marrying the most boring rich girl (Jill Eikenberry) on Long Island or staying with his low-class, shoplifting girlfriend (Minnelli) and losing his inheritance. For the first time in his life, Arthur wants something he cannot buy--the woman he loves. Arthur's valet and best friend (John Gielgud) begs Arthur to marry the deadly dull debutante and keep the money. But Arthur's heart simply won't let him. It's a situation that would drive a man to drink--if he weren't already drunk--in this giddy, bubbly comic masterpiece.
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Critics Consensus: Dudley Moore brings a boozy charm to Arthur, a coming of age tale for a wayward millionaire that deploys energetic cast chemistry and spiffy humor to jovial effect.
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Common Sense Says
Sweet-spirited '80s comedy with lots of drinking.
What Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that this popular '80s comedy turns time and again to comical drinking and drunkenness. Though some of it is played for pathos and sadness, the slurred-speech joviality and teetering gait is usually upbeat and funny. The title character, a multi-millionaire playboy, picks up prostitutes and is shown the next morning in bed with one (who speaks about incest in her history). There is some light swearing that doesn't go beyond the "s" word.
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- Release Date:July 17, 1981
- Audio Format:Stereo
- Screen Pass Eligible:Yes
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