Wallace Avery (Colin Firth) hates his job. He’s blown his one shot at living his dream, and his relationships are in shambles. Not wanting to face his life, he stages his death and purchases a new identity as Arthur Newman. His hope-filled new existence is soon interrupted by beautiful, reckless and exciting Mike (Emily Blunt). Together they hit the road—not only stealing the identities of those they encounter, but engaging in an elaborate game of role play and crime that lead far from home. Written by Academy Award® nominee Becky Johnston (Seven Years in Tibet, Prince of Tides) and edited by Academy Award® nominee Dylan Tichenor (Zero Dark Thirty, The Town).
Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes
The film equivalent of a dysfunctional computer sloppily assembled from discarded parts of other machines.Stephen Holden, New York Times, 04.25.2013
It's almost its own genre in indie films: Boring middle-aged man tired of his existence meets up with free-spirited but troubled younger woman. Romance and newfound meaning ensue.Claudia Puig, USA Today, 04.25.2013
The promise it begins with doesn't pay off. And while "Arthur Newman" is not a complete disaster, it does leave you wishing the romance and the ride had been a whole lot smoother.Betsy Sharkey, Los Angeles Times, 04.25.2013
Fun for a bit, things soon turns silly ...Marsha McCreadie, Village Voice, 04.23.2013