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." ~ Mark Deming, Rovi
Well, the movie was really good if you never seen the show. The movie consisted of the same bits reput into a movie format. Hopefully the new Mr. Bean movie makes up for this one. I still liked the movie, even if I had seen it all before.
What can we say but that Rowan is a genius - we own this on VHS and I came to see if I could buy it on DVD or BluRay but evidently not from BB - sad. We absolutely scream with laughter through most of this particular film and watch it every other year or so at least. If you haven't seen it, try it. Of all the things Mr. Atkinson has done, this is just incredibly funny and we find here that we go around the house for days afterward muttering "Brace ya self" to each other and giggling again and again. Definitely worth a watch!
You know that a movie stinks when the 8 year old in the family asks you to skip to the next chapter to look for a funny part. The plus, at least, is that the few funny parts of the entire movie are usually within minutes of the chapter's beginning, so the entire dreadful experience is under 30 minutes.