• Arthur Newman (2013)

Arthur Newman

Release Date: April 26th, 2013

DVD Release Date: September 3rd, 2013

R |1 hr 41 min

Plot Summary

Frustrated with his boring life, Wallace Avery (Colin Firth) fakes his own death and sets out to make a new life for himself as a golf pro named Arthur Newman. Along the way, he meets Charlotte (Emily Blunt), who is posing as her twin sister because her own life is too messy. Wallace and Charlotte pair up and decide to play a game in which they break into the homes of happy couples and pretend to be them. However, a large bag of cash begs the question of what Charlotte's real motives are.

Cast: Colin Firth, Emily Blunt, Anne Heche, Lucas Hedges, Sterling Beaumon, Autumn Dial, Kristin Lehman, David Andrews

Director: Dante Ariola

Genres: Comedy drama , Romance

Production Co: Vertebra Films

Keywords: Love, 2010s, Deception, Offbeat, Wife, Escape, Car

Ratings & Reviews

  • 70
    John DeForeThe Hollywood Reporter

    [A] sweet, semi-romantic road trip. show more

  • 75
    Roger MooreMcClatchy-Tribune News Service

    This is more “Something Mild” than “Something Wild.” But Firth and Blunt handle their characters’ many revelations with care and play with layers of hurt and disappointment with great sympathy and pathos. show more

  • 45
    Mark JenkinsNPR

    In the real world or a realer movie, the deceitful Arthur and the larcenous Mike would eventually get in big trouble. Yet this road movie is headed not toward serious consequences, but toward docile acceptance. In spirit, it turns out, Arthur Newman is a pretty much a Wallace Avery. show more

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