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Bean works as a caretaker at Britain's formidable Royal National Gallery, and his bosses want to fire him because he sleeps at work all the time, but can't because the chairman of the gallery's board defends him. They send him to USA, to the small Los Angeles art gallery instead, where he'll have to officiate at the opening of the greatest US picture ever (called "Whistler's Mother").
Fun comedy with plenty of moments to tweak that funny bone.
Obviously not as funny as the tv show but I saw this movie 3 fucking times at the cinemas when it had it's theatrical run and I was high as a fucking skynet on all 3 of those screenings. Damn those were some good times and watching Bean on weed is fucking killer, Christmas socks!!!
Of all the TV comedy to movie properties to translate, Bean was actually potentially on paper one of the easiest. Roman Atkinson's brand of Chaplin-esque modern clowning was always very light on dialogue or complexity and high on the visual element, constructing the situations Mr. Bean finds himself in which get more and more elaborate the deeper into the proverbial rabbit hole he gets. Why, then, doesn't Mel Smith's big screen translation really work? The problem ultimately is that in order to make a conventional feature film narrative, Bean has to jettison a lot about what made many of the TV episodes so successful in the first place.
By that, I mean it naturally has to become more about character…
I happen to enjoy Mr.Bean... and Rowan Atkinson
although I did laugh at parts of this film It bugged me that is was an American production... I dont know there is jsut something about BBC the way they film and portray something that makes me warm anf fuzzy inside....
and besides I think Rowin Akinsons best performance is in Black Adder.... man I love that show!
I like Mr. Bean in small doses, but not in a prolonged & grander stage such as this.
Ask the British. Hollywood has the capacity of destroying cinematic icons and the talent of worldwide directors around the globe. Bean is no exception. The original TV series is quite remarkable and ingenious, like a time-travel back in time to the silent slapstick times, but this is just... preposterous. It hurts.
Like Ganon would say in its awful CDi version: "It burns!!"
this film was the first time i realised "wow, maybe i -could- manage a career in art history"
Sigh... What works as a largely physical TV sketch series was always doomed to fail as a full length feature film. I think it may have been this film that first made me realise that a comedy can be unfunny.
I like it!
He is always nice. And he will always be a part of my life.
A nice movie with many funny scenarios.
The multi-talented Rowan Atkinson brings his character, Mr Bean, to the big screen for his first cinematic outing. The quasi-mute bumbling Englishman is a guard at a British museum, that is sent to the States, out of spite and the dislike of the Americans by the British, to oversee the display of a renowned work of art - Whistler's Mother.
Needless to say, Mr Bean gets up to some slapstick antics and really plays out the "fish out of water" scenario. In the end though, after causing ultimate disaster, Bean also manages to save the day, and not only becomes a hero to all those concerned, but also manages to save the day with the painting that he wrecked, as…
Somewhat funny but I prefer his Black Adder to Bean.
"I sit in the corner... and look at the paintings."
Bumbling Mr. Bean is sent to LA and mistaken for an art expert. He causes trouble for curator, doing great damage.
Rowan Atkinson is too good a physical comedian to bore us to this degree. Maybe it's Mel Smith's fault.
Good: A few good Bean bits here and there.
Bad: Laughs are sparse, some segments fall flat and movie ends up with many long, boring segments.
Rating: 5.7 / 10 (Fair)
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