Year of Release: 1997
Director(s): Mel Smith
Approx. Running Time: 91 minutes
My Rating: 2 Stars (Out of 5)
From Back Cover:
Call him hilarious. Call him laugh-out-loud funny. But whatever you do, call him BEAN.
In the comedy that rocked America, Rowan Atkinson is the outrageous Mr. Bean, sent on a mission to California to escort the world famouse painting of "Whistler's Mother" to its new home in The Grierson Gallery. What the gallery owner, one of the richest men in America, and his curator David Langley (Peter MacNicol) believe, is that Mr. Bean is Dr. Bean, a renowned art expert. In fact he is just a sleepy-headed, wildly eccentric musseum guard.
He's also the clumsiest, craziest, wackiest, wildest, most bizarre character they have ever come across, and certainly not someone you'd entrust one of the world's most valuable paintings to. But they have - and now wreaking havoc in the Grierson Gallery and wrecking Langley's marriage is just the beginning. With only hours to go before the official unveiling by the museum's benefactor, General Newton (Burt Reynolds), something terrible has happened to "Whistler's Mother" and only one man has the power to put it right. The only problem is... that man is BEAN.
Not horrible, but not particularly good either. Much as I like Mr. Bean the television show, it just doesn't translate to feature film.
Rated PG-13 (MPAA)