WHAT'S HOT?
Home > Movie > A > Arthur Newman

Arthur Newman (2013)

Arthur Newman

Overview


Genre

Drama, Comedy

Release Date

April 26, 2013 (Limited)

MPAA Rating

R

Duration

101 min.

Studio

Cinedigm Entertainment Group

Official Site

click here

REVIEWS RATE:  Critics  Not quite bad, but it's not recommended either.    Readers  Be the 1st!

Cast and Crew


Director

Dante Ariola

Producer

Brian Oliver, Becky Johnston, Alisa Tager, Mac Cappuccino

Screenwriter

Becky Johnston

Starring

Story


Wallace Avery (Colin Firth) is tired of being a loser. Once a hot shot in the world of competitive amateur golf, Wallace failed miserably when he turned pro. Ten years after retiring from the pro tour, he's lost his job at FedEx. His ex-wife openly pities him. And his thirteen-year-old son hates him.

Unable to face his life of quiet desperation any longer, Wallace stages his own death and buys himself a new identity as Arthur Newman. His road trip towards a new life is derailed by the entrance of a beautiful loose cannon, Mike Fitzgerald (Emily Blunt), who's running from her own past.

Driving cross country, this mismatched pair of damaged souls begins to connect as they break into empty homes and take on the identities of the absent owners: elderly Southern newlyweds, preening hipsters, a golf champ and his Russian wife, among others.

An offbeat love story set in a perfect storm of identity crisis, 'Arthur Newman' looks at how two people try to remake themselves and come around to owning up to some basic truths about the identities they left at home.

Pictures (4 photos)


Colin Firth stars as Arthur Newman and Emily Blunt stars as Mike in Cinedigm Entertainment Group's Arthur Newman (2013)
Poster of Cinedigm Entertainment Group's Arthur Newman (2013)

Reader's Reviews


Screen Name
Rate This Movie
Please Enter   
Comment
 
 
 
RSS
FB
Twitter

REVIEWS BY CRITICS

“..is not a complete disaster, it does leave you wishing the romance and the ride had been a whole lot smoother..”
by Betsy Sharkey [LA Times]
“..from Firth's fuzzy American accent to the likelihood that a young hottie would hit the road with an aging dullard, just because two people are miserable doesn't mean they're interesting..”
by Kyle Smith [New York Post]
“.."Arthur Newman" is a lot like its protagonist: admirable in a quiet way but not quite capable of living up to its lofty ambitions..”
by Jen Chaney [Washington Post]