Arthur Newman (2012)
Arthur Newman – If you don’t have a life, get someone else’s.
Colin Firth—————————————————-Arthur Newman
Anne Heche————————————————–Mina Crawley
Kristin Lehman———————————————-Mary Alice Wells
Lucas Hedges————————————————-Kevin Avery
Sterling Beaumon——————————————-Grant Wells
M. Emmet Walsh———————————————Zazek
Directed by Dante Ariola.
Screenplay by Becky Johnston.
A golf pro fakes his own death and takes on the new identity of Arthur Newman (Firth). We follow him as he takes a road trip to towards a new life. He is thrown off track by Mike (Blunt) another fellow traveler who is trying to leave their old life behind. Together they begin a process of healing that both their lives need.
Mike, an odd name for the beautiful Emily Blunt, is a bit of a kleptomaniac and Arthur is continuously worried she is going to take his bag of cash. Mike has family issues that have always haunted her. Arthur is dealing with the fact that his family hate him and his chance to become a significant golfer has passed him by.
The two of them begin a questionable affair that has them living other peoples lives. They break into homes and pretend they are the owners which most often leads to the bedroom. As their journey closes in on Arthur’s destination we wonder if they will continue to run from their problems or actually deal with them. This is not a great movie but it is different and refreshing. The performances by Colin Firth and Emily Blunt are outstanding making this quiet movie worth a watch.
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Runtime: 101 Minutes
Production Budget: N/A
CC Rating: 7 out of 10
Screenplay: I could not find the screenplay.
Directors’ Previous Movies: This is the first movie by this director.
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