Mr Bean's Holiday's in Cannes
Mr Bean has to be one of the greatest comedy characters in many years and he's just as funny now as back in the early 1990's. Rowan Atkinson has the type of rubber face that can make anything funny no matter what. But this new movie despite the huge media campaign isn't as good as the series. Or even the first movie as it's too long and drawn out and I found myself looking at my watch in parts !. Mr Bean wins a holiday in Cannes so he takes the Eurostar train to france, where he stumbles into meeting a stateman's Son. So Bean and the young Boy travel across France with bean trying to get the boy to his Father. Then they meet the lovely and very sexy struggling French Actress in her yellow and black Mini and finally get to Cannes. But all the humour of the previous Bean adventures seems to be watered down to a rather tedious trip to Cannes. There are some laughs but on the whole I was just a bit bored by the end of the film !.
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Mr Bean's Holiday
Rowan Atkinson returns as the lovably blundering Bean, swapping his yellow Mini for the French transport system as he embarks on his latest adventure abroad.
Those people who remember 1989’s ‘Adventures of Mr. Bean’ will recall that this is not his first trip to the beach. However, the meticulously contrived sketches which made the original series so popular are exchanged in his latest outing for an action-packed story and plenty of farce to keep the kids happy.
It begins when everyone’s favourite disaster-magnet wins a holiday to Cannes (rather generous for a church raffle I’d say) and, in true Bean fashion, calamity befalls him the second he arrives there, when a taxi mishap leaves him stranded at L’arche de la Defense instead of taking him to the train station. After finding his own way to the station (though not without even more physical comedy and easily the film’s funniest scene involving oysters) he ends up being responsible for the separation of a child and his father. The rest of the film concerns Bean’s efforts to reunite them, at the same time heading towards his beach paradise.
I found this better than the first Bean movie, despite the fact that 1997’s Bean: The Ultimate Disaster Movie was written by original writers Richard Curtis and Rowan Atkinson, and directed by Mel Smith. This latest Bean offering benefits from a fresh approach by director Steve Bendelack (TV’s Little Britain and The League of Gentlemen), and it feels more like a modern movie, instead of trying to recapture what was funny in the eighties. However, for the grown-ups there are still scenes that recall classic Bean (indeed the oyster scene bears strong resemblance to the ‘steak tartar’ sketch in one of the original episodes). Willem Dafoe is entertaining as the narcissistic film director with whom Bean becomes inadvertently acquainted, and Emma de Caunes plays the pretty actress Sabine who stirs Bean’s romantic feelings.
I initially thought that Rowan Atkinson, at fifty-two years old, must surely be too old by now to still be playing Mr. Bean. I had expected Atkinson to look like a worn-out middle-aged man pathetically trying to resurrect a character well passed its expiry date. However, I was pleasantly surprised.
He is still supple enough to play Bean the way he always did: as an opposable lamppost with the innocence of a child and the brain of a chicken. While adults will appreciate that Atkinson is still a gifted physical comedian, kids will laugh out loud at the sheer slapstick of his stunts.
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Mr Bean's holiday
Great film, it's funny but clean. Great for all the family and relates to everyone's life.
Every problem that happens to Mr Bean is because of himself but it doesn't ruin his holiday to Cannes, France, it makes it more interesting. It shows relationships being formed and and the ending makes the film complete!