This week, The Unenthusiastic Critic is caught somewhere between the moon and New York City, as we sit down for Nakea's first viewing of Steve Gordon's dipsomaniacal comedy Arthur (1981), starring Dudley Moore, Liza Minnelli, and Sir John Gielgud.
As we discuss, comedy has been a challenge for us here at The Unenthusiastic Critic, as Nakea is not always amused by films Michael thought were funny when he was 12 years old. But surely a drunk-driving, prostitute-frequenting manchild with three quarters of a billion dollars couldn't possibly fail to make her laugh?
0:00: Prologue: from The Critic
1:01: Cultural Osmosis: Pre-Viewing Discussion
18:09: Interlude: Original Trailer for Arthur
20:10: The Verdict: Post-Viewing Discussion
50:50: Outro and Next Week's Movie
Notes and Links
—Movie Reviewed: Arthur (dir. Steve Gordon, Orion, 1981).
—Prologue: from The Critic, "Eyes on the Prize," S01E06.
—Review Referenced: Roger Ebert, rogerebert.com.
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