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Mr. Bean's Holiday
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Directed By
Steve Bendelack

Written By:
Simon McBurney, Hamish McColl

Rowan Atkinson, Steve Pemberton, Emma de Caunes, Willem Dafoe, Jean Rochefort, Karel Roden, Stéphane Debac, Arsène Mosca, Preston Nyman, Francois Touch, Philippe Spall, Pascal Jounier, Emmanuelle Cosso, Sharlit Deyzac, Max Baldry

Mr. Bean's Holiday (2007)
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Movie Review by Max
August 31st, 2007

Mr. Bean, the creation of actor Rowan Atkinson and writer Richard Curtis, has another very funny adventure up his sleeve and like many of us, will do whatever it takes to get to the beach.

On rainy day in London, England, Mr. Bean wins - through a church raffle - a vacation to Cannes, France, complete with train tickets and a camcorder. When first boarding the train, he accidentally keeps a man (Karel Roden) from boarding the train; the man turns out to be a movie critic heading to the Cannes film festival. The critic is separated from his son, Stepan (Max Baldry). Bean ends up befriending Stepan and the two attempt to reach his father while on the way to Cannes. After being stranded many times, the two meet Sabine (Emma de Caunes), an actress heading to Cannes to see herself in a movie directed by Carson Clay (Willem Dafoe).

Mr. Bean's Holiday is a wonderful little film filled with humor that anyone can enjoy. The character Mr. Bean appears to be a combination of the monkey Curious George and silent film legend Charlie Chaplin, and represents the child in all of us. The humor in Mr. Bean's Holiday, since Bean's first appearance in the original TV show that debuted in 1990, is pure slapstick and craziness. His shenanigans are never too over-the-top or too low-scale, but always enough to make anyone smile. There are many scenes in this film that are absolutely hysterical, one of which has him singing "O mio babbino caro" with a woman's extra shirt on his head, giving him the appearance of a mourning nun.

Bean is not the only appeal in this film; his two co-stars, Baldry and de Caunes have charmingly sweet characters that perfectly compliment Bean. The TV show "Mr. Bean," always had British characters that didn't have enough patience tolerate his child-like innocence. Baldry and de Caunes' characters compliment him so well because Stepan is still a child and de Caunes still knows how to have a bit of fun.

That is where the hidden message of everything "Bean" seems to finally be revealed: Just because you grow up doesn't mean you shouldn't chase your curiosities or have fun.

Take a vacation from those serious movies and have a healthy laugh with director Steve Bendelack's "Mr. Bean's

Holiday," a perfect way to wrap up your summer with your family at the movies.

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Aug 31, 2007 4:19 PM
I love Mr.Bean, can't wait to see this one, thanks for a good review :o)
Aug 31, 2007 4:29 PM
I always been a Mr. Bean fan too, but the last Mr. Bean movie was crap so I'm not sure if I wanna risk more disappointment by seeing this one.

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