Mr. Bean's Holiday
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||Rowan Atkinson, Emma de Caunes,
||It's really for
them, but you might laugh.
||Only if she's the
mother of the kid you are bringing.
almost pops out, and some pelvic thrusting dance, but it's
||There is a suicide
scene that was slightly disturbing in such a kid-friendly
||Some running and
chasing of things.
||Chuckles with good
laughter at the end.
||Mr. Bean at the
Cannes Film Festival.
since Mr. Bean barely speaks.
||Peter Bennet-Jones, Tim Bevan, Eric Fellner
Sometimes there are movies where I write a review and
wonder why I am, in fact, writing a review, because pretty
much the trailer tells you everything you need to know.
Hereís my review of "Mr. Beanís Holiday," anyway.
Mr. Bean's Holiday
A Movie Review
If youíre not familiar with the character of Mr. Bean,
played as goofily as possible by Rowan Atkinson, the only
image I can maybe remind you of is a movie where a dude puts
a turkey over his head. In any case, Sir Bean is back, and
he wants to go on holiday. He gets his chance thanks to the
church raffle where he wins a trip to Cannes (thatís at the
south of France if you donít know), with lovely weather and
a beautiful beach,
rather than jolly old England with gloom and rain. He also wins a camcorder and
Bumbling his way to Paris (thatís in the middle of France
if you donít know), we get typical, goofy Mr. Bean,
recording just about every aspect of his trip on the trusty
camcorder, tries to eat at fancy French restaurant (the
seafood platter isnít his cup of tea). He eventually finds
himself back on the train to Cannes, but in doing so stops
Emil (Karel Roden) from getting back on the train, thus
separating Emil from his son, Stepan (Max Baldry), who is
already on said train. Feeling guilty Bean tries to cheer up
Stepan, but at the next stop where Stepan and Bean get off
the train, they form a
friendship to get them through the rest of the movie.
And so the rest of the film is about Mr. Bean making his
way to the beaches of Cannes while trying to reunite father
and son. Along the way he dances, makes some money as a
street performer, gets hit by a truck, chases a chicken,
invades the making of a commercial being directed by Carson
Clay (Willem Dafoe), falls in love and gets picked up in her
car by Sabine (Emma de Caunes, whom I am now in love with),
and eventually Bean, Stepan, and Sabine find themselves at
the Cannes Film Festival. And Mr. Bean is history!
Hereís what I can tell you Ė as an adult you will
probably find Mr. Bean a little goofy whereas your 5 year
old might find him hilarious, and for the first about hour
and fifteen minutes, I was pretty bored, chuckled here and
there, but found myself just sitting there watching some
mindless fun, although all of Mr. Beanís videotaping stuff
was getting old. But then, at least for me, the payoff for
the adults in the theater came when Mr. Bean got to the film
festival, as seemed to be evident by the adult laughter in
with the kids not seeming to really get what was happening.
Look, "Mr. Beanís Holiday" is rated G and is pretty much
harmless for everyone. The dialogue isnít complicated, in
fact Mr. Bean rarely speaks, pretty much just making noises
here and there, and the humor is slapstick, so I would say
as an adult, take your kid - theyíll like Mr. Beanís funny
faces and goofy movements, you just have to wait a little
over an hour for the adult payoff.
Lots of chuckles with good laughter at the end, and my
now falling in love with Emma de Caunes, so Iíll give "Mr.
Beanís Holiday" 3 stars out of 5. You will get exactly what
the trailer shows you, and might find Bean at Cannes truly
funny. I did.
Thatís it for this one! Iím The Dude on the Right!!