Emily Blunt may be in cinemas at the moment kicking ass in Edge Of Tomorrow, but soon she’s getting into a quirky romance with Colin Firth in Arthur & Mike.
Here’s the synopsis: ‘One-time talented golfer, Wallace Avery (Colin Firth) is struggling with a life from which he longs to escape. Faking his own death, he acquires a forged passport and a new identity—that of a golfer named “Arthur Newman”. “Arthur” heads out for Indiana to start a new life and a promise of a new job as a resident golf-pro at a prestigious club. Along the way, he meets the beautiful but troubled Charlotte (Emily Blunt), who is also traveling under a false identity—that of her schizophrenic twin sister, Michaela or “Mike”—and has fled her own home in North Carolina.
Arthur and Mike’s relationship flourishes and they embark on an adventurous road-trip where they take a deviation, breaking into empty mansions and assuming other people’s identities until, eventually, the role-playing games begin to lose their lustre, revealing two hearts hurt by life’s challenges. Arthur & Mike are then forced to take another look at themselves and the real lives they’ve left behind.’
The film is in select cinemas across the UK on June 27th following the Irish theatrical release on June 20th. The film will be available on demand and digital to own and rent from August 4th and released on DVD on August 25th, 2014. [Read more…]