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Hanna (Ronan) is a literal babe in the woods raised by her father in a remote Finnish cabin. Her home schooling includes fluency in several languages, hunting, shooting and hand-to-hand combat. She's never seen any other human besides her father.
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My only complaint is the "Hanna-cam," the frenetic camera style that has become de rigueur for chase sequences. Yet you'll be so engrossed in the story, there's no choice but to remain seated until the film has come to a complete and satisfying stop.
The new version of "Arthur" is as obnoxious and annoying as the title character's wasted life.
Played with dreary ineptitude by
Clumsy and incompetent, Brand stumbles across the screen as a wealthy playboy oblivious to the reality of ordinary people. The drunken stupidity he brings to every scene quickly wears thin. Modern awareness of the dreadful effects of alcoholism renders the basic premise unfunny and unwelcome.
The silly attempts by his angry mother to force him into an arranged marriage are unbelievable.
Equally artificial is the sideshow romance with a lower-class woman played with gee-whiz innocence by the lovely Greta Gerwig. The women are the lone bright spots in this lame remake.
But the contrived plot results in a film that is tedious and insipid on every level.
SUSANNE PEREZ lives in