A list of films compiled from every response to "What Have You Been Watching" on r/TrueFilm in 2015.
Mr. Bean's Holiday
Disaster has a passport.
Mr. Bean wins a trip to Cannes where he unwittingly separates a young boy from his father and must help the two come back together. On the way he discovers France, bicycling, and true love, among other things
To be honest I think the TV series of Mr. Bean and the 1997 film Bean was ten times better than Mr. Bean's Holiday. The movie had some funny parts in it and Rowan Atkinson was good has always, but there was a lot of good films that came out the same times has this movie and I would watch those than this.
Rowan Atkinson can actually act but im afraid to say i've never really liked mr bean its just too much slapstick humour.
The original TV to movie translation for popular British comic character Mr. Bean back in 1997 failed primarily because in attempting to translate the character to the big screen, it lost a great deal of the elements that made him so funny in the first place - the near silent, escalating, Chaplin-esque farce - and replaced much of it by trying to shoehorn Bean into a more conventional narrative, with a saccharine, Americanised element. Though never reaching the heights of the TV series at its best, Mr. Bean's Holiday improves on it's predecessor by taking the alien, fish out of water bumbler & placing him once again into a tumbling, escalating level of disaster while using the well worn 'take the…
Decent sequel to Bean, this is a modest comedic affair with mild laughs, but the material is more strained this time around to try and create a comedy that is both memorable and fun. Mr. Bean's Holiday is a decent comedy with a few good laughs, however with nearly every sequel it fails to deliver something that is very memorable and above all worth it. The material here is decent at best, sometimes it falls flat, and Rowan Atkinson tries too hard. The film made me laugh, but I felt something was missing to make it a good sequel. As far as I'm concerned, this is a decent film that is fun, but lacks anything to really make it stand…
Ah Mr. Bean! It has been a while hasn't it?
The movie takes a long time to begin with to get to the meat of the story. I felt the beginning tried a bit too much to make me feel nostalgic about the old Mr. Bean series with some jokes seemingly lifted from old gags and updated to the setting of the movie. It was still exceptionally funny though.
Once it gets going however, we get a really great story with additional characters that has you caring. Willem Dafoe is absolutely hilarious in this.
The movie has very little dialogue compared to other movies, because of a lot of language barrier problems for Mr. Bean but I think that helps sell the feel and heart of Mr. Bean, and proves to make a lot of misunderstandings and funny action better.
I don't know why it took me so long to see this film. I loved the Mr Bean series, and the first movie, while not as good as the series was still quite enjoyable. I have to say my first reaction to this movie is that it is far better than the first. Here we have Bean in full glory more reminiscent of the series' Bean. This was almost like a mashup of small skits. My only regret is not seeing Teddy in the movie. I feel like they could have included him in some way, maybe Mr Bean saying goodbye to Teddy as he goes off on his vacation. The inclusion of the child and love interest actually worked…
Are these films derivative? Sure. Does it diminish Rowan Atkinson's genius for physical comedy? Not as much as you'd think.
Holiday Netflix Viewing #1
The best Children's film I've ever seen with an on screen suicide.
This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.
It's just a series of sketches, really, involving Mr. Bean and wacky French misunderstandings. But at least they bothered to create new sketches this time instead of just recycling sketches from the TV series (as in the 1997 film "Bean"). It's slight, not particularly memorable, low on artistry, but overall pleasant and occasionally very funny. It also, inexplicably, involves Willem Dafoe.
Really really funny.
Bean works much better in his original 20 minute viginettes, but despite dragging in places, this film has its classic Keatonesque or Hulot-like moments, like Bean's map reading, his fake VIP pass, and the farmer's bike which seems interminably on the horizon. Definitely a step up from the first Bean movie, instead of a typical message-seeking American family, here we've got (cleverly) instead an almost dialogue-free set up in a foreign country. As such it falls a little flat at the denounement - Bean movies aren't the place to even HINT about the serious topic of child abduction. I wish Bean's digital camcording had trimuphantly deflated (or proved) the pomposity of the Cannes scene to a greater extent, lost opportunity there. But overall, yet another testament to Atkinson's genius, and lovely little ending on the beach.
Simply marvelous fluff. One of the best road movies of all time.
Mr. Bean wins a trip to Cannes where he unwittingly separates a young boy from his father and must help the two come back together.
Episodic on-the-road comedy, in most parts quite enjoyable.
Rowan Atkinson is a genius, but this movie is just stupid. Someone should have just written him the check and called it a day. Couldn't watch more than 10 mins of this crap.
How bad is this movie? It made me bump up my 1/2 star review of Mr. Mom to one star, just so I could rank this below it.
This is a strange list. In order by year I guess. I'm not counting movies that were re-released. Will probably…