Arthur Newman

Synopsis: Wallace Avery hates his job. His ex-wife and son hate him, and he's blown his one shot at living his dream. Not wanting to face all this, he stages his own death and buys himself a new identity as Arthur Newman. However, Arthur's road trip towards anew life is interrupted by the arrival of the beautiful but fragile Mike, who is also trying to leave her past behind. Drawn to one another, these two damaged souls begin to connect as they break into empty homes and take on the identities of the absent owners: elderly newlyweds, a high-roller and his Russian lady, among others. Through this process, Arthur and Mike discover that what they love most about each other are the identities they left at home, and their real journey, that of healing, begins.
Genre: Drama
Director(s): Dante Ariola
Production: Cinedigm
  1 nomination.
 
IMDB:
5.7
Metacritic:
42
Rotten Tomatoes:
20%
R
Year:
2012
101 min
$134,273
Website
40 Views


All new planes...

Congratulation Mr. Avery.

You're in the system, you're

good to go, so by next week.

I can't come next week,

I have a business prospects elsewhere.

Oh, good for you, sir. Are you

going to go work at another FedEx?

Should go to window seven...

In here.

Is everything ready?

It's $3,000, as discussed.

The exact name you asked for.

It's not a real...

I mean, these numbers belong

to a real human being?

Arthur J. Newman, born

Tulsa, Oklahoma, 1964.

Died Visalia, California,

A real human being.

Good luck, Mr. Newman.

I already did the mustard.

By the way, did I mention I'm

going camping this weekend?

Talbot Island State Park.

well, it's right on the beach,

about 16 miles from

Jacksonville proper.

No, you didn't.

Well, it was more or less a

spur of the moment decision.

You see, I was thinking what

is the most economical

vacation that I...

that we could take...

on my limited budget and, well,

it dawned on me I used

to be a Boy Scout leader,

and I had a tent, and a

sleeping bad, and...

well, actually, I didn't think

you'd want to come, what with

the sand, sea creatures, and...

like I said, it was more

or less a spur

of the moment decision.

Thanks for the hot dog, Wallace.

I got to go back to work.

This is Arthur J. Newman calling

in reference to the

380SL convertible I'll be

purchasing tomorrow.

I was hoping I could

come in at...

at 9 AM instead.

I have an important

business meeting

tomorrow, and I was hoping...

No problem.

I'll see you at noon.

Thank you very much.

Hey.

We saw you spying on

us again last night.

I just came by to say I was

going to Talbot Island State

Park today.

Campground on a beach near,

uh, Jacksonville.

Anyway, I brought you a gift.

Just 'cause, uh...

Hey, I'm Arthur Newman.

Uh, how's it going?

How's life treatin' you, friend?

I'm Arthur Newman!

Hey, there!

Yep.

Yep, it's Arthur New...

Yep, it's Arthur Newman.

That's me.

I don't have a permanent

address yet, friend, but as

soon as I get one, I'll

mail it to you so

your form is complete.

Good.

Excuse me.

I do not choose to partake

of pornography, sir.

This is an extremely

inappropriate subject matter

for public venue.

OK.

Get out of the car, miss!

You stole my car, you

fuckin' crazy bitch!

We're going to have to get you out

of there, now!

Whoa!

God!

I know my rights!

I have a college education!

Uh!

Uh oh, here's trouble.

Just call your wife, see if

she wants her car back!

I just borrowed it!

Show's over.

Everybody go home.

Yeah.

My ex-husband.

Actually, spying.

You know what's crazy?

When we were married, he avoided

Kevin like the plague.

Well, and now...

it's a strange way to

feel connected.

You know what's so

sad about it?

He was kind of great once.

Good times!

Yeah, good times!

I want to have some good times!

I like 'em fat, I like 'em tall,

I like them stubby, I

like them all.

I like them stubby.

Hello?

Are you OK?

Show's over.

Go home.

Um...

Don't touch me.

OK.

You need to see a doctor.

Don't touch me.

I'm going to try

to help you, OK?

I won't touch you.

I won't use my hands.

You lift your arms up, like this, up.

Put your arm around my neck.

That way I can life you up

using my own body weight.

No contact whatsoever

with my hands.

Can you do that?

Put your arm around my neck.

OK?

There, good job.

No hands.

OK, now, give me your...

give me your other arm.

OK, ready?

I can feel your hand.

My name is Arthur Newman.

Arthur J. Newman.

Driver's license, Social

Security, any form of ID.

Are you Michaela Fitzgerald?

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