I do not recommend a vast majority of these films. In fact, a good 80-90% of these are anywhere from…
One Man. One Masterpiece. One Very Big Mistake.
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").
A list of moments that made me laugh out loud:
1) Mr Bean is on an aeroplane and tries to wake up someone by blowing up a used sick bag over a sleeping man.
2) Mr Bean speeds up a theme park ride causing everyone to be thrown around like ragdolls.
3) David: "Don't turkeys take 5 hours to cook?"
Mr Bean: "Not necessarily."
Cut to Mr Bean stuffing it into microwave.
4) Mr Bean ruins a $50 million painting of Whistler's Mother.
5) David reacts to the destroyed painting where Mr Bean has drawn a smiley face on.
6) Mr Bean thinks giving the finger to someone is a gesture of goodwill and drives around Beverly Hills flipping off all the rich people.
That's more laugh out louds than Adam Sandler's entire career.
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!!!
Despite the film being a big fat stereotype most of the time, there are still plenty of moments where Atkinson gets to showcase his endearing creation in the best most obscure way possible. Definitely in the slapstick vein, this is best viewed as a child or under the influence of your favorite vice.
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…
so funny omg classic mr. bean
What happens when you're hungover and in control of Netflix. I have no excuse. It was funny. I have no regrets.
so funny omg classic mr. bean
This had Mr Bean in it.
What you know about Mr Bean, striped out of its fun and turned into an American un-witty comedy.
I'm a big fan of the original Mr Bean TV series from the 90s. But this movie just didn't capture the same feeling of the series. It feels way to Americanized with the premise and all the supporting characters - but also most of the gags are rehashes of the funniest bits of the show and they're just not as funny.
I did not watch one second of this, but I have a vague concept of what Mr. Beam is. That is all I need to know this movie joins the likes of From Justin to Kelly.
An absolutely painful first 40 minutes derail what could have been a funny film.
Bean is better left to the small screen.
Came for the fascination with "Whistler's Mother," left with watching Bean hump a hand-dryer. Still better than Carol.
Welp. I am in a bit of a shock at the fact that it still kinda holds up, in a way.
Counting all the 90's movies I've watched/re-watched since joining Letterboxd (3 years ago today- February 18th, 2013).
My personal goal…