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The Ocean Walker 

Michael plans to marry Rita, but that's not before her uncle Trevor intervenes, and Michael discovers Rita's handicap. When the family learns that Rita has millions of dollars, they try to speed up the wedding process.

Director:

Paul Feig

Writers:

Mitchell Hurwitz (created by), Jake Farrow | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Episode cast overview:
Jason Bateman ... Michael Bluth
Portia de Rossi ... Lindsay Bluth Fünke
Will Arnett ... Gob Bluth
Michael Cera ... George-Michael Bluth
Alia Shawkat ... Maeby Fünke
Tony Hale ... Buster Bluth
David Cross ... Tobias Fünke
Jeffrey Tambor ... George Bluth Sr.
Jessica Walter ... Lucille Bluth
Charlize Theron ... Rita
Dave Thomas ... Trevor
Bob Einstein ... Larry
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Storyline

When Michael announces to the family that he intends to marry Rita, everyone in the family objects in various ways. But when the family learns that Rita is rich, they try to speed up the process. This comes after Rita's uncle Trevor intervenes, and Michael discovers Rita's handicap. Written by halo1k

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Comedy

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TV-14 | See all certifications »
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Language:

English

Release Date:

5 December 2005 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

The picture of Rita (Charlize Theron) from a year earlier, was from her Oscar winning movie, Monster (2003). See more »

Goofs

Unfortunately, the video tape with George Michael on it fell into the hands of the FBI at the end of "Sword of Destiny". It seems unlikely that the Bluths would have gotten it back, or have another copy. See more »

Quotes

Michael: [after watching Rita walk across the pool] Is that your trick, GOB?
George "Gob" Bluth II: No, Michael, that's not my trick.
Narrator: On the next Arrested Development...
George "Gob" Bluth II: It's my illusion!
Narrator: Michael relives a wedding nightmare.
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Connections

References Alice in Wonderland (1951) See more »

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All You Need Is Smiles
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Written by David Schwartz
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the dry british humor..
14 July 2018 | by Arth_JoshiSee all my reviews

Arrested Development

Arrested Development is another take on dysfunctional family; created by Mitchell Hurwitz, with lots of twists and turns and mystery that helps kick the series into another level and stand alone. The narration by Ron Howard that guides the viewers is actually a smarter concept that it actually seems, since the makers doesn't feel the need to explain the situation and momentum through cheesy and additional dialogues; a slick move.

It is short on technical aspects like cinematography, background score and art design although the camera work is plausible and is shot beautifully with pleasing, light and breezy environment.

The writing is strong in terms of the material offered especially since it doesn't feel the urge to push boundaries just to crack a smile, and instead focuses on the irony of it and lets it flow fluently with well barred structure. The amusing concept, enfolding tricks, gripping screenplay, parallel sub-plots that are well edited which later merges in brilliantly are some of the high points of the series.

There is also a lot of going on in mere 20 minutes for the audience to let it sink in which may seem overstuffed at times but it does the work which is to keep the audience tangled into it. The characters are more mature and pragmatic than the audience usually gets in a sitcom where they might not be lovable or even likable at times, but their humane-ness keeps the viewers rooting for them.

The performance is somewhat fragile in here since the protagonist Jason Bateman is in his A game but unfortunately isn't supported to that extent by its supporting cast (Will Arnett, Michael Cera, Portia de Rossi and David Cross).

Season 03

The third act is actually more of a final act and hence the makers did put all the eggs in the basket, which delivers this ultimate culmination of plot revelations, dramatic sequences, morale conflicts and hilarious but more importantly non-sketchy sequences, claiming once again their throne which they deserve to be sat upon.

The Ocean Walker

A nice mild and emotional touch among Bateman and Cera again that remains the highlight despite of Theron being on the limelight, and for the humor part, the Tambor's surrogate and Arnett has got it covered for the most part of it.


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