Russell Brand steps into Dudley Moore’s shoes as tipsy playboy Arthur in an enjoyable remake of the 1981 hit comedy.
Again set in New York, the story’s pretty much the same. Brand is the loveable lush who faces disinheritance unless he marries ghastly social climber Susan (Jennifer Garner). Unfortunately, he’s fallen for kooky free spirit Naomi (Greta Gerwig). Will Arthur choose love or money?
Brand may be a love-him-or-loathe-him type of star, but here he’s ideal and he gets super support from Helen Mirren as Arthur’s brisk, no-nonsense nanny, who has the job of mopping up after her master’s often very funny escapades.