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Bean 1997

The bumbling Mr. Bean travels to America when he is given the responsibility of bringing a highly valuable painting to a Los Angeles museum...

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I enjoyed this comedy very much. There are many hysterically funny situations. Rowan Atkinson is really an ingenious comic, and has such effective facial expressions. He needs no dialogue. It's rare I enjoy a comedy this much.

David is an art curator for a museum in Los Angeles. His museum has received a generous donation that will be used to purchase a significant American painting. The painting is sent with an English nobleman, Dr. Bean. Dr. Bean is a museum nincompoop that the museum council cannot wait to get out of the office. Once Bean arrives in the United States he becomes a walking disaster, ruining all facets of David's life. David must find a way to keep Bean occupied so he does not destroy his museums investment.

"Mr. Bean, are you on any kind of medication?"
"Not that I know of."
"Well, you can certainly use some."

Mel Smith, director of the "Dream On" television series, High Heels and Low Lifes, and Blackball, delivers Bean: The Movie. Bean: The Movie contains a limited and unrealistic storyline. The film jumps all over the place with its crazy theatrical hi-jinks. The acting and performance by Bean is outstanding and along the lines of the Bean television series that aired on HBO. The coffee scene as well as the operating scene could have been taken directly from the television series.

"Go and fetch Mr. Bean, we're about to fire him."

The barf bag scene, the Jon Bon Jovi conversation, the pass port picture booth scene, the second roller coaster ride scene, the bathroom scene, David's reaction to seeing the destroyed picture, the operation on the police officer, and the scenes with Mr. Bean utilizing the new wave he learned (flicking the bird) were amongst my favorite portions of the film.

"He's a genius, huh?"
"That's what they tell me."

This film may have been more entertaining to me then most. Bean is a film with strong sentimental value to my fianc
OMG what a film!! Amazingly funny, Rowan Atkinson plays one of the funniest roles ever!

9/10 from me...
A rare treat. A TV show actually turned into a successful and funny (at times very funny film) Atkinson and Macnicol play their parts to perfection and they both are hysterical in their own kind of way. The only problem with the film is when it tries to go serious (family problems, Macnicol daughters situation) it seems akward and doesnt blend... but come on there a ton of great and memorable gags throughout that should have you on the floor a couple times. The film gets better as it goes along... some great comic material here... underrated

Bean: The Ultimate Disaster Movie
1997, 90mins, PG
Director: Mel Smith
Cast includes: Rowan Atkinson, David MacNicol, Pamela Reed, Burt Reynolds, Harris Yulin

Released in 1997 to a huge Box-Office take, Bean: The Ultimate Disaster movie is the first ever big screen appearence of Rowan Atkinson's hugely popular character Mr.Bean. Having enjoyed several successful T.V outings the character was launched onto the silver screen and into America with an uncertain feeling surrounding it's earning potential. The film shocked the world by becoming one of the years highest grossing flicks.
I personally really like the character, and whilst some certainly don't I just feel that's their loss. If people can't see past Atkinson's gibbering and facial expressions then really they ought to leave comedy as a medium behind. This film never manages to quite hit the highs of the T.V material but it has a far higher laugh count than your average comedy.
The story is fairly simple, the Royal Art Museum in London has to send an employee to oversee the unveiling of a very important and famous painting in LA. After a failed attempt to fire bumbling caretaker Mr.Bean played as always by Rowan Atkinson, they decide to simply send him away to LA for two weeks and be rid of him for a while. Once in America Bean starts to cause problems with everything he encounters including the personal life of his host played by
David MacNicol. The film puts Bean into a variety of set pieces with the majority being successful results.
Atkinson steals the show as Bean, though that is only to be expected. Atkinson now has alot of practise in playing the part and along with long time pal Richard Curtis writing jokes for him.
The rest of the cast are fairly good to, David MacNicol has a few really effective scenes but occasionaly seems happy to just provide background bemusement and noise. His wife is nicely played by Pamela Reed, who doesn't overact the role, she just keeps it natural and when she's on screen fairly engaging. Burt Reynolds pops up for a while but he really just does the same macho schtick he does for every role, though it's debateble as to if this role is more of a joke at his expense.
The jokes are for the most part well thought out, and there are some great lines. It's worth noting that Mr.Bean talks a fair bit more in this movie, but thats probably just for the benifit of Americans. It didn't bother me much, but I could see why die hard Beaners might be a bit dissapointed with that fact. Atkinson is to Bean as Sellers was to Clouseau, it's unlikely anybody will ever play this character successfully after Atkinson's departure and it would be wrong if anybody tried.
Bean has a certain level of charm in it, and whilst there is a fair amount of fart and flatulence jokes, it also has plenty of the dry humour that Atkinson displayed in his other celebrated creation Black Adder. To put it in simpler terms adults should get plenty of kicks out of this movie to.
Atkinson at the time said this would be the characters last appearence (despite earlier this year starring in the inferior yet amusing Mr.Beans Holiday) and its a good appearence for the character at that. Whilst I think another T.V series would be asking to much, if this and Mr.Beans Holiday are anything to go by (despite having a 10 year gap between them) then this guy has comic energy still in the tank, and another movie wouldn't be regrettable.
So if you're after a nice slice of entertainment that will make you laugh and keep you engaged to the end then give Bean ago, you could do a hell of alot worse.

Bean & Mr. Bean's Holiday
I was eleven years old when I first saw Bean, the ideal age for someone to be amused by stupid slapstick, and yet it marked the first time in my young movie-hopping history that I walked out of a film before even giving its third act a chance. At the time, Bean was the worst film I had ever seen. Several years later, a friend of mine confessed that he enjoyed the film, which really confused and baffled me, to the point where I decided I would give the film another chance, this time in the comfort of my own home. The result had me loathing Bean just as much as I had years ago. I almost walked out of my own house before realizing all I had to do was change the channel.

Mr. Bean's Holiday is no different and there's even less of a plot if you can imagine. It's slapstick that neither slaps or sticks; a monotonous parade of gags that fail to amuse on a comedic level. The entire film feels like an unsuccessful attempt at making a child smile for his yearbook photo. I laugh harder at the sound of my own burps than I do at anything demonstrated in this castrated comedy, and yet there were some people in the theater who were in tears. What exactly am I missing? What sophisticated laugh-inducing phantom elludes me in watching Charlie Chaplin's retarded brother fall flat on his face? I imagine Rowen Atkinson being a comedic genius in the King Arthur era, back when throwing pies at the jester's face made people piss themselves in their armor. But that time has passed and so has my will to donate another word to the year's worst film. Bean Grade: F, Mr. Bean's Holiday Grade: F.
A few cheap laughs here and there, but overall the charm of Mr Bean is lost due to too much dialogue. The awful plot is also a massive contributor as is the fact that Bean is never as sinister and inconsiderate as the tv character
Most motion picture adaptations of popular television shows, in my opinion, rarely live up to the popularity or standards, but Bean definitely does, as it is the equivalent to a very special episode involving Ameica. Where's the problem with that?
Bean deffinently is wacky, but that's what made the film so funny.
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