I was talking to my brother-in-law about the trainwreck that was the 2011 Arthur remake. For those of you who have not seen Arthur (the original) it is a true classic. The remake, not so much.
Our mutual beef was the casting. Russell Brand is great in some movies. Get Him to the Greek, classic. Forgetting Sarah Marshal, another classic. But he failed as Arthur almost as spectacularly as Greta Gerwig shone as Naomi. (in a weird bizarro twist, it was Liza Minnelli as Arthur's love interest Linda in the original that left one wondering what the casting director was high on.)