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Arthur 2: On the Rocks 1988 123movies

Arthur 2: On the Rocks 1988 123movies

No Money. Still Funny.Jul. 08, 1988113 Min.
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#123movies #fmovies #putlocker #gomovies #solarmovie #soap2day Watch Full Movie Online Free – In this sequel to the 1981 hit movie, Arthur manages to lose his entire $750 million fortune. Will the former millionaire playboy be able to survive as a broke, unemployable alcoholic? To add to Arthur’s problems, wife Linda’s biological clock is ticking louder than ever, and she’s pressuring him to start taking responsibility for himself.
Plot: Arthur, that irrepressible drunk, tries to sober up and get a job. Meanwhile, Ralph Marolla is conniving to trick the hapless boozer into marrying his daughter so he can gain entrée to Arthur’s $750 million fortune.
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He’s Back!
“Arthur 2: On the Rocks” is the story of how Arthur (Dudley Moore), the drunken title character, loses his $750,000,000 fortune and sobers up so he can adopt a baby. It starts out very good and right on target, but towards the last 45 minutes the film loses not only all credibility, but also all sense of cohesiveness. It’s as if the writer wrote himself into a wall and tried to cut through it with a spoon. I’m not sure if that analogy was any good, but it’s a bit better than the end of the movie.

Of course, I haven’t seen the original Oscar-winning “Arthur” (1981), which may be a part of the reason I enjoyed the first half of “Arthur 2” (1988). I still remember when I first saw “The Fly”–I had read all the positive reviews, I was really pumped up and after the credits started to roll I just sort of sat back and let out a sigh. But I had already seen its sequel, aptly named “The Fly II,” and I had enjoyed it. Why? Because prior expectations can truly ruin a great movie. If I had gone into “The Fly” expecting nothing, I probably would have come out of it satisfied. But, in hindsight, I expected too much. And I hadn’t expected anything going into “The Fly II,” which may amount to why I prefer it to the first film, despite its goofy nature and campy effects.

Maybe that’s why “Arthur 2: On the Rocks” didn’t seem so bad when I watched it. I didn’t find a single positive review of the film on the Internet. IMDb’s average user rating is currently 3.6, and a year ago it was lower. Rotten Tomatoes’ rating is 0%, with not a single positive thing to say. And I can understand why people might not like this movie, but if they think it’s one of the worst films of all time…they’ve got another thing coming.

Arthur and his wife, Linda (Liza Minneli), are living freely. They own five homes in and around New York City, and Arthur’s only worry in life is that he may get some. Linda, on the other hand, has a single worry: she can’t have children, and she wants some. So they visit an adoption agency downtown, run by Mrs. Canby (Kathy Bates), who promises she’ll do her best to fix them up with a kid. Joy!

But then Burt Johnson (Stephen Elliot) buys out Arthur’s family company, promising to sell out if Arthur is cut off from the family fortune — all 750,000,000 dollars. Johnson’s scheming is because he wants his daughter, Susan (Cynthia Sikes), to be happy — and she still wants to marry Arthur. If Arthur divorces his true love, Linda, and marries Johnson’s snobby daughter, he can get his money back. But soon Arthur learns that money isn’t the most important thing in life.

This is an interesting premise, of course, but the fact that the entire character of Arthur is one built upon the sole theory that there’s nothing to worry about in life is contradictory. If “Arthur” were a television show, it would have been a decent half hour of laughs to see him hit the streets in an attempt to sober up. But as a 107-minute film, “Arthur 2’s” premise just isn’t “Arthur,” as far as I can tell. At the end, Arthur cleans up and gets sober, and — without spoiling how — wins the day (like there were any doubts as to whether that would happen). But the lasting image of a sober Arthur is far from the central idea of the character in the first place.

And I must complain about something else I noticed — something more disturbing than anything else in the film. At the very end, Kathy Bates delivers an adopted baby to the couple as they reunite on the street, only for Linda to announce on the spot that she’s pregnant. Wouldn’t Mrs. Canby (Bates) take the baby back and give her (the baby, that is) to a couple that can’t have children? No, she just smiles and stands back from the scene. This is an example of poor scriptwriting.

“Arthur 2: On the Rocks” is a hilarious film in its first half, and a bumbling message-driven snoozer in its second. If only all comedies could sustain laughs at a steady pace throughout. I can’t necessarily say that “Arthur 2” is a very bad movie, but I can’t necessarily say I can recommend it, either.

2.5/5 stars.

* John Ulmer

Review By: MovieAddict2016 Rating: 7 Date: 2003-11-27
A Terrific Sequel to A Great Comedy Masterpiece!
The critics panned this film as did many readers here and I can’t believe they saw the same film I did. It had all the laughs and all the warmth of the original “Arthur”. It was great seeing this wonderful cast again, along with some enjoyable newcomers. I’ve seen it about 4 or more times and its storyline is a perfect fit for a sequel. Jack Gilford as the landlord was a stitch and Stephen Elliott as Burt Johnson was a most believable and cunning adversary. And what a great premise having wealthy Arthur Bach having to eke out a living to support his pregnant wife and pay the rent for his ramshackle apartment. It matched the original “Arthur”‘s charm and wit to a tee! I guess the mood you’re in when you see a film can affect how you rate it.
Review By: Gunn Rating: 9 Date: 2009-02-01

Other Information:

Original Title Arthur 2: On the Rocks
Release Date 1988-07-08
Release Year 1988

Original Language en
Runtime 1 hr 53 min (113 min)
Budget 0
Revenue 14681192
Status Released
Rated PG
Genre Comedy, Romance
Director Bud Yorkin
Writer Steve Gordon, Andy Breckman
Actors Dudley Moore, Liza Minnelli, John Gielgud
Country United States
Awards 1 win
Production Company N/A
Website N/A

Technical Information:

Sound Mix Dolby
Aspect Ratio 1.85 : 1
Camera Panavision Panaflex
Laboratory Technicolor, Hollywood (CA), USA
Film Length N/A
Negative Format 35 mm
Cinematographic Process Spherical
Printed Film Format 35 mm

Arthur 2: On the Rocks 1988 123movies
Original title Arthur 2: On the Rocks
TMDb Rating 5.3 108 votes

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