Bean

  • PG
  • Mel Smith (1997)
  • UK
  • 85 min
Bean
Film Review
Reviewed By
4 out of 5

This very enjoyable American outing for Rowan Atkinson's celebrated TV character sees the bumbling Bean jetting off to the States to oversee the unveiling of the newly acquired Whistler's Mother. There are some familiar sketches, but writers Richard Curtis and Robin Driscoll and director Mel Smith have skilfully slotted them into a cohesive, engaging and fast-moving story that's perfectly suited to Atkinson's singular style of physical comedy - his close encounter with "America's greatest painting" is an absolute riot. Peter MacNicol's anxiety-ridden American host is the perfect foil to Atkinson and Burt Reynolds is, well, Burt Reynolds in a general's uniform. The film was a massive international hit and deservedly so.

Plot Summary

Comedy starring Rowan Atkinson as the accident-prone Mr Bean. In an attempt to get rid of him from his job as one of their attendants, the governors of the National Gallery send Mr Bean to America to represent them at the unveiling of the Grierson Gallery's new purchase. Needless to say disaster is never far away.

Cast and crew

Cast

Mr Bean
Rowan Atkinson
David Langley
Peter MacNicol
Alison Langley
Pamela Reed
George Grierson
Harris Yulin
General Newton
Burt Reynolds
Elmer
Larry Drake
Detective Butler
Chris Ellis
Stingo Wheelie
Johnny Galecki
Lieutenant Brutus
Richard Gant
Security Buck
Danny Goldring
Chairman
John Mills
Lord Walton
Peter Egan
Gareth
Peter Capaldi
Delilah
June Brown
Dr Rosenblum
Peter James
Dr Cutler
Clive Corner

Crew

Director
Mel Smith

Other Information

Language: 
English
Colour
Guidance: 
May be edited for language.
Available on video, DVD and BluRay
Certificate PG
Categories
Comedy

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