GenreDrama Initial DVD releaseSeptember 3, 2013 (USA) Duration LanguageEnglish
Release dateSeptember 10, 2012 (2012-09-10) (TIFF)
April 26, 2013 (2013-04-26) (USA) CastColin Firth (Arthur Newman), Emily Blunt (Mike), Anne Heche (Mina Crawley), David Andrews (Fred Willoughby), Sterling Beaumon (Grant), Kristin Lehman (Mary Alice Wells) Similar moviesLost Highway, Inside Out, Yo tengo un corazón que quiere hundir mi cuerpo en los mares de ilusión, Mulholland Drive, Wild Strawberries, Fight Club
TaglineIf you don't have a life, get someone else's.
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Arthur Newman (stylized as Arthur & Mike in the United Kingdom) is a 2012 American dramatic comedy film directed by Dante Ariola and starring Colin Firth and Emily Blunt. Written by Becky Johnston, the film is about a former professional golfer who fakes his own death and assumes a new identity in order to escape his life of failure. On his way to a new job in the Midwest, he is joined by a troubled young woman who is also trying to escape from her past. The film was released theatrically in the United States on April 26, 2013.
Former pro golfer Wallace Avery (Colin Firth) is struggling with boredom, depression, and a life from which he longs to escape. Trapped in an unfulfilling FedEx floor manager job in Florida, he finds little comfort in his failed first marriage or his current relationship with his girlfriend Mina (Anne Heche). He has even become estranged from his teenage son Kevin (Lucas Hedges) who has come to resent him. Driven to desperate measures, Wallace decides that he needs a new start and a new life.
Faking his own death by drowning on a deserted beach, he acquires a forged passport and a new identity—that of a golf pro named "Arthur Newman". Leaving Florida behind, "Arthur" heads out for Terre Haute, Indiana to start a new life and a new job as a resident golf pro at a club. Along the way, he meets a beautiful but troubled young thief. He takes her to the hospital after finding her slumped beside his motel swimming pool from a near-lethal dose of morphine-infused cough syrup. The young woman, Charlotte Fitzgerald (Emily Blunt), is also traveling under a false identity—that of her paranoid-schizophrenic twin sister, Michaela or "Mike"—and has fled her home in Durham, North Carolina.
Arthur and Mike become traveling companions and eventual lovers on their way to Indiana. Mike thinks up a game in which they spot interesting-looking couples, break into their homes, dress up in their clothes and pretend to be them. Meantime, Wallace's teenage son Kevin initiates an unlikely friendship with his father's former girlfriend Mina. Together they struggle to understand the man who skipped out of their lives.
Eventually, the role-playing games that Arthur and Mike have engaged in lose their appeal, revealing two hearts that have been hurt by life's challenges. Finally, they love each other as themselves. With that, the two are forced to take another look at themselves and the lives they've left behind. Arthur drives Mike to her hometown of Durham, so she can look after her schizophrenic twin sister. As he prepares to leave, he assures her that he knows where he can find her. Arthur then drives back to his hometown in Florida to reconnect with his son.
Colin Firth as Arthur Newman/ Wallace Avery
Emily Blunt as Michaela Fitzgerald/ Charlotte Fitzgerald
Anne Heche as Mina Crawley
Sterling Beaumon as Grant
Autumn Dial as Charyl
David Andrews as Fred Willoughby
Nicole LaLiberte as Silverlake
Sharon Conley as Unemployment Official
Steve Coulter as Owen Hadley
Peter Jurasik as Bus Driver
Michael Beasley as Terre Haute Policeman
Dean Chekvala as Silverlake/ Echo Park Hipster Artsy Bohemian Guy
Lucas Hedges as Kevin Avery
Anthony Reynolds as Park Ranger
Lemuel Heida as Golf Cart Driver
Phillip Troy Linger as Fuller Wells
Jason Benjamin as Officer Clark
James Patrick Freetly as Cart Rental Man 2
Bonnie Johnson as Ticket Agent
L. Warren Young as Sheriff johnson
Devon Woods as Janie
Jack Landry as Doctor
Gray Hawks as Diving Dad
Tammy Arnold as Nurse
Matthew Warzel as Motel Clerk
Randy Grazio as ER Doctor
Holden Hansen as Dying Man
Ron Prather as Terre Haute Detective
Natalia Volkodaeva as Ludmila Hadley
Filming took place in North Carolina including Raleigh, Durham, Graham, Wilmington, and Fairmont in 2011.
The film has gained mixed to negative reviews, as it currently holds a 41 out of 100 at Metacritic.com based on 22 reviews. At Rotten Tomatoes, the film was given a 22% on the tomatometer based on 45 reviews.