Colin Firth (The King’s Speech) and Emily Blunt (The Young Victoria) star in Arthur Newman, a story of two people who don’t really like who they are and so, instead, take on other’s identities. It’s not necessarily a story of identity theft but more like, “Who do I want to be today? Arthur? Newman? Yes, Arthur Newman.”
The story has this sad undertone implying that if you make everyone new to you, your life can be new too. But, it doesn’t really work like that.
The two actors are very, very American in this film with no distinct accent or background and to us it’s a waste of good Britishness. But, ho-hum, it happens. We suppose, it is acting and actors like a stretch rather than playing a role so close to home. With that said, here’s the trailer:
What other films have Firth and Blunt played American?