Arthur Newman (2012)

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A story of a man who fakes his own death and assumes a new identity in order to escape his life, who then moves in with a woman who is also trying to leave her past behind.




  • Emily Blunt and Dante Ariola at an event for Arthur Newman (2012)
  • Emily Blunt in Arthur Newman (2012)
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  • Colin Firth and Emily Blunt at an event for Arthur Newman (2012)
  • Colin Firth and Emily Blunt in Arthur Newman (2012)
  • Colin Firth and Emily Blunt in Arthur Newman (2012)

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1 October 2017 | SnoopyStyle
| not that compelling
Failed golfer Wallace Avery (Colin Firth) is running away from his life. He fakes his own death and drives under false ID Arthur Newman cross-country to start a new golf pro job. He finds a woman struggling on a patio chair at his motel. He takes her to the hospital suffering from a cough medicine overdose. Her ID says Michaela Fitzgerald (Emily Blunt) but she is also faking it with her twin sister's ID. Her name is actually Charlotte. As the two of them get closer, they are pursued by his girlfriend Mina Crawley (Anne Heche) and his estranged son Kevin.

The mystery of their pasts is compelling for a little while but at some point, it has to be compelling on its own. Their lives aren't that interesting. The two great leads bring something into these damaged roles but it's barely compelling. I question their reasonableness but their characters are not that reasonable. The less compelling part is the B-story with the girlfriend and son. I somewhat care about the leads but not so much with the supporting characters. It adds up to something just below pass.

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