History Film / Arthur

28th Dec '15 9:12:07 AM AnotherGuy
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* LoopholeAbuse: Martha's solution to Arthur's dilemma? Marry Susan and have an affair with Linda.
28th Dec '15 9:05:10 AM AnotherGuy
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* SophisticatedAsHell: Martha. She buys one of the most famous paintings in the world, and mentions that the dealer "jerked her around" on the price.
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* SophisticatedAsHell: Martha. She buys one of the most famous paintings in the world, and mentions that the dealer "jerked her around" on the price. (Said painting is Vermeer's "Woman with a Pearl Necklace"; Martha misidentifies it as "Woman Admiring Pearls".)
28th Dec '15 8:29:30 AM AnotherGuy
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* TookALevelInJerkass: Susan in the sequel. In the first film, she was a WellIntentionedExtremist and really didn't have a hostile bone in her body. In the sequel, it plays up the WomanScorned, even having her mock Linda for being barren when she's "as fertile as the Napa Valley".
28th Dec '15 8:27:25 AM AnotherGuy
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* NotBotheringWithTheAccent: The English actor Dudley Moore plays Arthur, a New Yorker. A little bit of FridgeBrilliance comes from the fact Arthur's role model and father figure is his QuintessentialBritishGentleman [[TheJeeves Jeeves]].
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* NotBotheringWithTheAccent: NotEvenBotheringWithTheAccent: The English actor Dudley Moore plays Arthur, a New Yorker. A little bit of FridgeBrilliance comes from the fact Arthur's role model and father figure is his QuintessentialBritishGentleman [[TheJeeves Jeeves]].
28th Dec '15 8:27:04 AM AnotherGuy
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* FakeAmerican: The English actor Dudley Moore plays Arthur, a New Yorker.

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* FakeAmerican: NotBotheringWithTheAccent: The English actor Dudley Moore plays Arthur, a New Yorker.Yorker. A little bit of FridgeBrilliance comes from the fact Arthur's role model and father figure is his QuintessentialBritishGentleman [[TheJeeves Jeeves]].
28th Dec '15 8:25:19 AM AnotherGuy
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* BadassBoast: "Don't screw with ''me'', Burt."
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* BadassBoast: "Don't screw with ''me'', Burt."" Preceded by an ArmorPiercingSlap.
9th Aug '15 10:08:54 AM SetsunasaNiWa
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cleaning Captain Obvious trope sinkhole use, project thread here
* TheAlcoholic: [[CaptainObvious Obviously, given the source material.]] But Arthur justifies his drinking [[spoiler: because of his father. His Father was a frugal man, had no excesses, walked everywhere he went... and dropped dead of a heart attack at age 44. The lesson Arthur takes from this tragedy is "Why bother to take care of yourself?"]]
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* TheAlcoholic: [[CaptainObvious Obviously, given the source material.]] material. But Arthur justifies his drinking [[spoiler: because of his father. His Father was a frugal man, had no excesses, walked everywhere he went... and dropped dead of a heart attack at age 44. The lesson Arthur takes from this tragedy is "Why bother to take care of yourself?"]]
27th Mar '15 8:31:19 PM thecouchwitch
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* AmbiguouslyBi: Arthur makes references to being caught in affairs with transvestites and to visiting gay bars.
11th Feb '15 2:58:26 PM JohnnyLurg
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* FakeAmerican: The English actor Dudley Moore plays Arthur, a New Yorker.
18th Dec '14 12:09:02 AM PaulA
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Really, really doesn't fit the trope description for Rich Idiot With No Day Job. Namespaces. This is not the Moments page. Useful Notes should not be listed as tropes. Trope lists have to list tropes by their actual names.
''Arthur'' is the story of a genuine RichIdiotWithNoDayJob. Arthur Bach (Creator/DudleyMoore) comes from a wealthy family, and as such, he has never really had to grow up. He spends most of his time [[TheAlcoholic drinking]] and just generally enjoying himself. His father disapproves of his behavior, but is willing to continue to bankroll his son's activities as long as he goes through with the arranged marriage that he has set up for Arthur. The problem is, not only is Arthur ''not'' in love with his fiancee, he's just found love with a working-class girl (Creator/LizaMinnelli) from Queens. HilarityEnsues as he tries to live his life his own way without getting cut off from the money.
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''Arthur'' is the story of a genuine RichIdiotWithNoDayJob. IdleRich Arthur Bach (Creator/DudleyMoore) (Creator/DudleyMoore), who comes from a wealthy family, and as such, he has never really had to grow up. He spends most of his time [[TheAlcoholic drinking]] and just generally enjoying himself. His father disapproves of his behavior, but is willing to continue to bankroll his son's activities as long as he goes through with the arranged marriage that he has set up for Arthur. The problem is, not only is Arthur ''not'' in love with his fiancee, he's just found love with a working-class girl (Creator/LizaMinnelli) from Queens. HilarityEnsues as he tries to live his life his own way without getting cut off from the money.

Remade in 2011 with RussellBrand in the title role.
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Remade in 2011 with RussellBrand Creator/RussellBrand in the title role.

* NeverMessWithGranny: "[[CrowningMomentOfAwesome Don't SCREW with me, Burt!]]" * UsefulNotes/NewYorkCity: The setting. * [[NiceHat "Nice ... Hat."]]
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* NeverMessWithGranny: "[[CrowningMomentOfAwesome Don't "Don't SCREW with me, Burt!]]" Burt!" * UsefulNotes/NewYorkCity: The setting. * [[NiceHat NiceHat: "Nice ... Hat."]]"

* [[RunawayBride Runaway Groom]]
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* [[RunawayBride Runaway Groom]]RunawayBride: Male version, with Arthur leaving Susan.

* [[ScrewTheMoneyIHaveRules Screw The Money, I'm In Love!]]: Arthur eventually chooses Linda over Susan. [[spoiler:Grandma Martha then lets up and says that no grandson of hers would be ''poor'', and they get to remain in the money after all -- but he was willing to choose love over money. So in the sequel, Burt's revenge plot hinges on driving him to the point where he won't ''survive'' in the world unless he gives up Linda for Susan.]]
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* [[ScrewTheMoneyIHaveRules Screw The Money, I'm In Love!]]: ScrewTheMoneyIHaveRules: Arthur eventually chooses Linda over Susan. [[spoiler:Grandma Martha then lets up and says that no grandson of hers would be ''poor'', and they get to remain in the money after all -- but he was willing to choose love over money. So in the sequel, Burt's revenge plot hinges on driving him to the point where he won't ''survive'' in the world unless he gives up Linda for Susan.]]
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