Bean

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Overview

Comic actor Rowan Atkinson brought his bumbling character Mr. Bean from television to the big screen with this British comedy. Mr. Bean Rowan Atkinson is a well-meaning but not especially bright fellow with a gift for making the worst of any situation. Bean is about to be fired from his job as a guard at the Royal Nation Art Gallery for sleeping on the job, but the Chairman John Mills intervenes at the last moment. To insure that his incompetence will manifest itself so completely that there will be no choice but...
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Overview

Comic actor Rowan Atkinson brought his bumbling character Mr. Bean from television to the big screen with this British comedy. Mr. Bean Rowan Atkinson is a well-meaning but not especially bright fellow with a gift for making the worst of any situation. Bean is about to be fired from his job as a guard at the Royal Nation Art Gallery for sleeping on the job, but the Chairman John Mills intervenes at the last moment. To insure that his incompetence will manifest itself so completely that there will be no choice but to get rid of him, Bean's superiors come up with a plan -- they'll send him to America to speak at a posh private gallery owned by George Grierson Harris Yulin, where General Newton Burt Reynolds will display the most recent addition to his art collection, "Whistler's Mother." It's even money whether or not the museum will still be standing before Bean is done; as if this weren't enough, while in L.A. Bean is mistaken for a surgeon and forced to operate on an injured police officer. Richard Curtis, one of the film's producers, said after viewing the final product, "It's an unpleasant family movie. I'm very pleased."
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Editorial Reviews

All Movie Guide - Karl Williams
A monster hit internationally, this comedy showcases the physically expressive talents of actor Rowan Atkinson, who provides a few major laughs in elaborate slapstick sequences, some of them cribbed wholesale from his winning British TV series featuring the same character. Atkinson is a comic gem, a throwback to an earlier era of silent screen legends such as Charlie Chaplin and Buster Keaton, and his gifts are most fully realized in the mealy-mouthed, unflappably odd-duck character of Bean. Overall, however, the film suffers the same fate as many other projects in translation from the small screen to the big, experienced most frequently in the attempt to transform sketches from the NBC series Saturday Night Live to the cinema. In dumbing down the jokes, "opening up" a character (read: making an oddball less offensive), and generally seeking to broaden the appeal of a skit that might have been obscure or off-putting to some segment of the audience, mainstream films repeatedly sap their source material of the original humor. Such is often the case in this silly concoction that seeks to Americanize a thoroughly British invention by shooting it in the sun-drenched, rainbow-colored hues that scream "Comedy!" for the funny bone-impaired, even tossing actor Burt Reynolds into the addled mix -- as a general, no less. Worse, Mr. Bean is shockingly verbose in comparison to his earlier incarnations, a development that may have been essential to the narrative but robs the quirky spasmodic of his rib-tickling charm. Bean is a worthy attempt to bring a little-known comic's abundant skills to light, but the filmmakers don't trust their audience to "get it," with the end result suffering a serious case of lowest common denomination.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 10/18/2010
  • EAN: 5050582805888
  • Original Release: 1997
  • Source: Ais
  • Format: Blu-ray
  • Sales rank: 36,201

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Rowan Atkinson Mr. Bean
Peter MacNichol David Langley
Pamela Reed Alison Langley
Harris Yulin George Grierson
Burt Reynolds Gen. Newton
John Mills Chairman
Richard Gant Det. Brutus
Tricia Vessey Jennifer Langley
Andrew Lawrence Kevin Langley
Priscilla Shanks Sylvia Grierson
Peter Egan Lord Walton
Peter Capaldi Gareth
Tom McGowan Walter Merchandise
Sandra Oh Bernice Schimmel
Danny Goldring Security Buck
Perry Anzilotti Doctor Squeaking
Janni Brenn Nurse Dyper
June Brown Delilah
Rob Brownstein Dick Journo
Scott Charles Timmy Pewker Jr.
Clive Corner Doctor Cutler
Robert Curtis-Brown Doctor Frowning
David Doty Doctor Jacobson
Larry Drake Elmer
Chris Ellis Detective Butler
Gigi Fields Nurse Desking
Johnny Galecki Stingo Wheelie
Alison Goldie Stewardess Nicely
April Grace Nurse Pans
Annette Helde Nurse Gripes
Richard Hicks Kart Pusherman
Lela Ivey Nurse Pots
Peter James Doctor Rosenblum
Dakin Matthews Tucker, Passenger
Thomas Mills Officer Stubbles
Julia Pearlstein Phyllis Quill
Ronnie Yeskel Mrs. Goodwoman
Technical Credits
Mel Smith Director
Robert J. Anderson Jr. Sound/Sound Designer
Robert Anderson Sound/Sound Designer
Rowan Atkinson Executive Producer, Screenwriter
Peter Bennett-Jones Producer
Tim Bevan Producer
Chris Blunden Editor
Kevin Constant Art Director
Richard Curtis Executive Producer, Screenwriter
Robin Driscoll Screenwriter
Eric Fellner Producer
Howard Goodall Songwriter
Francis Kenny Cinematographer
Peter Larkin Production Designer
Rebecca O'Brien Co-producer
Ronnie Yeskel Casting
Michael Zimbrich Asst. Director
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    MR. BEAN

    THE MOVIE OF THE DECADE!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    MR. BEAN

    THE BEST MOVIE I HAVE EVER SEEN!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 2, 2002

    Hilarious!

    This was one of the best movies that I have seen in years. Rowen Atkinson plays the bean we all know and love in this slapstick comedy. From m&m's, to Whistler's mother, this movie includes it all!

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