Loveable billionaire Arthur Bach, an irresponsible charmer who has always relied on two things to get by: his limitless fortune and the good sense of his lifelong nanny and best friend Hobson, to keep him out of trouble. Kind-hearted, fun-loving, and utterly without purpose, Arthur spends every day in the heedless pursuit of amusement. But when his unpredictable public image threatens the staid reputation of the family foundation, Bach Worldwide, he is given an ultimatum: marry the beautiful but decidedly unlovable Susan Johnson, an ambitious corporate exec who can keep him in line, or say goodbye to his billion-dollar inheritance and the only way of life he knows. It’s a deal Arthur would be inclined to take…if he hadn’t just fallen for Naomi, a New York City tour guide who shares his idealism and spontaneity. –Inbaseline
Such a pale imitation of the 1981 orginal. Gerwig and Mirren are both fine here but Brand is certainly no Dudley Moore. If one could watch without any memory of the orginal it might be a pleasant enough timefiller but alas instead just feels like a misfire on so many levels. Whatever happened to the Jennifer Garner that was a likable screen presence?
"A movie out of time and yet distinctly of ours as well, Meek's Cutoff appears in theaters as if in rebuke to our current cinema," begins Elbert