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Director: Mel Smith Producers: Rowan Atkinson, Peter Bennet-Jones, Tim Beavan, Richards Curtis, Rebecca O'Brien and Eric Fellner Writers: Rowan Atkinson, Richards Curtis and Robin Driscoll. Stars: Rowan Atkinson, Peter MacNicol, Burt Reynolds, Richards Grant and Pamela Reed
Mr Bean, for all those who have never had the pleasure, started life as a television character in several half hour shows. He is a bumbling buffoon whose slow intellect somehow make him come out of most situations looking like the hero. His ability to solve problem in his own special way have created a some what hilarious but rather selfish character, with only a face his mother could love.
This movie was then released in 1997 as a bit of a spin off from the television series.
With the accident prone Mr Bean, (played by Rowan Atkinson), a caretaker at the Royal National Gallery really annoying his employers they come up with a scheme to get rid of him. This involves calling him Doctor Bean and sending him to America in order to watch over the transfer of the work of art called 'The Whistlers mother' to an L.A. art gallery and to then give a speech about the world famous painting.
As soon as Bean arrives in America his troubles begin as he creates commotion at the airport and total mayhem at the Gallery.
When the art galleries owner, David Langley, (played by Peter MacNicol), brings Bean into his family fold he soon realises that his polite invitation could be the end of his happy family atmosphere as Bean begins to create chaos out of calm.
As Langley soon realises that Bean is not the great doctor of art that he was told he is too late to stop the disastrous destruction inside the gallery when Bean is left alone with 'The Whistlers Mother'. With Bean and Langley panicking as the unveiling of the painting is forthcoming Bean comes up with a master plan and thinks all will be ok…..but this is Mr Bean, and we know how Mr Beans life has a habit of going disastrously badly.
If you're a Mr Bean (Rowan Atkinson) fan then you'll love this movie as it is typical Bean at his very best, (or worst…???) The story is well written and the laughter is more or less continuous with most scene showing the hapless Bean stumbling through life without realising what chaos he leaves behind.
The idea of making a movie about sending the likes of Mr Bean to deliver a priceless painting was pure genius and the writers came up with a winner with this movie.
The hilarious scenarios in which Bean finds himself in will keep most of the audience in stitches, especially a scene in the hospital where he performs a different kind of surgery whilst removing a bullet.
A great film in all, keeping the audience happy with much laughter from the very special Mr Bean.
Would I recommend this movie…?
Well yes I would but some people may not 'get' Mr Bean and his clumsy way of life. His ability to tell jokes without actual speaking is unique in a way, his facial expression are hilarious and can sometimes tell more jokes and be more side-splitting than a comedian at Blackpool Tower.
Kids of all ages should enjoy Mr Bean for his funny expressions alone, although some scenes may be a bit much for certain individuals.
If you like Bean then watch this one… if you don't then why not…?????
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