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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!!"
"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)
EL INGLÉS QUE SALIÓ DE CASA.
Al igual que con muchas series que surgieron a raíz de los 90, tipo 'Beavis & Butthead', 'South Park' o 'Pokemón', por poner un ejemplo de serie infantil, la producción de capítulos quedaba incompleta sin no tenía su contrapartida en la gran pantalla. Otros ejemplos que tardaron mas en darse a conocer fueron 'Los Simpson' o muy recientemente, Alan Partridge.
El hecho que surja una película que emana de un germen de serie televisiva, parecía estar reservado al catalogo de series de animación por aquello de que la animación siempre ha sido un formato cuyo lenguaje podría acrecentar su mensaje (si es que lo hay) e incluso maximizarlo y reforzarlo a través de las ampulosas…
Not a bad transition to the big screen, but you'll only like it if you already like Mr. Bean.
My ultimate childhood icon, besides, well, anything.
Bean is a movie that gives you everything you love about Mr. Bean; wit, charm, and dumbness. And this movie is pretty much one hell of a good time.
Some of the humor doesn't work, however. But there's enough of it to offer to show how funny it is to see Mr. Bean enter the USA, where he meets a 24 cast member.
Overall, Bean succeeds in putting Mr. Bean in a feature film, despite falling short in some parts.
Some films do better when completely relieved of expectation by a couple of decades, and the fact of a barely-remembered disappointing viewing from its original theatrical showing.
Loved how the hand-gesture gag ended Bean's interaction with most of the family, leaving several main characters in puzzlement at best case.
This is a movie that I'd avoided for many years, because despite liking Atkinson's Blackadder character a hell of a lot, I'd never fully embraced Bean.
Now, if someone had told me that Janosh from Ghostbusters 2, Harris Yulin, the bloke from Darkman and Burt fucking Reynolds were in this movie; then I'd have been queuing round the block way back in '97!!!!
Admittedly, it's not the greatest, but it's a decent slice of entertainment and my Son thought it was hilarious.
Not as funny as the tv show but ok in some ways .
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