Russell Brand replaces Dudley Moore in this remake of the 1981 comedy ... but really, who could ever replace Moore? That's much of the problem here, as Brand tries to assume the title role of a boozy heir even more reluctant to go through with an arranged marriage when he meets the woman of his dreams (Greta Gerwig, "Greenberg").
Helen Mirren is more credible in succeeding John Gielgud as Arthur's guardian. Jennifer Garner plays Arthur's would-be bride, with Nick Nolte as her rich and stubborn father. DVD extras: deleted scenes. ** (PG-13: AS, P) (Also on Blu-ray and Movies on Demand)Copyright © 2014, The Baltimore Sun