I was invited by Omy.sg to attend a movie screening and so after work yesterday, the bf (my plus one) and myself headed to the Shaw Preview Theatre to catch Arthur Newman (Rated M18).
To start off, here’s a short synopsis of Arthur Newman:
Wallace Avery is tired of his life. Divorced, disconnected from his son, dissatisfied with his love life, he decides the time has come for a radical solution. He literally walks away from his life, buys himself a new identity as Arthur Newman, and sets out toward his own private Oz – Terre Haute, Indiana – where he believes he has a chance to work as a golf pro. Wallace’s idea of a second chance is to become a second person.
His road trip is derailed by the entrance of Michaela Fitzgerald, whom Arthur discovers passed out poolside at a motel. It takes her all of a couple hours to bust Arthur’s identity scam. It takes Arthur a lot longer to bust hers.
Colin Firth and Emily Blunt co-star in this gently comic love story set in a perfect storm of identity crisis. ARTHUR NEWMAN, from a screenplay written by Becky Johnston, looks at how two people, desperate to remake themselves, fall in love and find a way to accept responsibility for who they really are.
Genres: Comedy | Drama
Rated: M18 (Singapore)
The official movie trailer from Shaw:
Arthur Newman Official Trailer
Sneak peek of the movie:
Many many romantic scenes between Colin Firth and his leading lady – Emily Blunt.
And one of the reasons why this show is rated R in the US and M18 in Singapore.
So yes, there are a couple of somewhat nude scenes as well as ‘sex scenes‘ between our two main characters.
The bf and my Review:
I mean it’s a movie with starring both Colin Firth and Emily Blunt – both of whom are excellent award winning actors and actresses – so we had pretty high expectations of Arthur Newman especially after watching the movie trailer.
We found the movie to be a little slow paced, but it was never boring as you just keep wanting to watch to find out what’s going on, and what’s going to happen next.
Well, after watching the movie, we felt that there are alot of underlying life lessons that you can learn from this movie even though it was not very obvious:
Firstly, be who you are, do not give up your own identity because that’s who you are. When all seems lost, remember the people who matters and those who are there for you. Most importantly, crime doesn’t pay, it might seem fun or profitable at first but eventually it will bite you in the back.
So if you were wondering about these cryptic comments, then I suggest that you watch Arthur Newman for yourself to see what I mean(:
Arthur Newman (M18) will be available in Shaw Theatres from 11 July 2013 (Thurs) onwards!(:
Lastly, just wanted to end off by thanking Alvin and Omy.sg for this movie invite! Looking forward to more!(: