Mr. Bean's Holiday - 2007 (G)


Year of Release: 2007
Rated: G
Director(s): Steve Bendeleck
Approx. Running Time: 90 minutes
Format(s): DVD
My Rating: 1 Star (Out of 5)

From Back Cover:

"A Fun, Entertaining Romp!"
-Clin O'Connor, The Plain Dealer

ROWAN ATKINSON (Bean, Love Actually, Johnny English) returns to his iconic role as the comical and endearing Mr. Bean in this outrageous comedy adventure! Mr. Bean (Atkinson) can't believe his luck when he wins a camcorder and an all-expense-paid vacation to the French Riviera. But during his train journey to the south of France, he falls face first into a series of mishaps and fortunate coincidences, all of which are caught on camera and far-fetched enough to ensure his own makeshift entry into the Cannes Film Festival! Mr. Bean's Holiday is "an irresistible comedy for the whole family!" (Shawn Edwards, FOX-TV)

My Comments:

I bought this movie fully expecting not to like it. As much as I love Mr. Bean the television show, I know from experience - Bean: The Movie, Johnny English (which is not technically Mr. Bean, but the character is very similar and is played by Rowan Atkinson) - that it does not translate well to a full-length feature. However, I did not expect the movie to be this bad. Not that I even finished the film, mind you, I only got about 15 minutes in but even that was so awful that I had my mind made up about the film without ever needing to see the rest. If you like Mr. Bean, watch the T.V. show. I have the whole damn thing on DVD. Or you might give the animated version of the show a try, I have that, too. But don't watch this movie!

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