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Arthur Newman

Rated R 100 minutes 2013

Deeply dissatisfied with his life, a white-collar nobody (Colin Firth) fakes his death, abandons his girlfriend and estranged young son, and embarks on a road trip to Indiana, where a dream job as a pro trainer on a golf course awaits him. For the most part, the film is very basic, a simple drama about the dangers of avoiding responsibility, but there are occasional flairs of eccentricity. While on the road, Firth picks up a spunky companion (Emily Blunt) who's also pursuing a new lease on life, and together they develop a shared fetish for breaking into strangers' homes, assuming their identities, and fucking on their beds. This unique idea plays like a psychosexual variation of the Bonnie and Clyde myth, but it's relegated to the margins of the story. Dante Ariola directed.

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Official Site: arthur-newman.com

Director: Dante Ariola

Producer: Alisa Tager, Becky Johnston, Mac Cappuccino, Brian Oliver, Lisa Bruce, Andy Cappuccino, Helen Cappuccino, Natalie Hill and James Holt

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

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