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 will be released by Arrow Films in selected cinemas across the UK on June 27th and will also be available on demand and digital to own and rent from August 4th and released on DVD on August 25th, 2014.