Mr Bean's Holiday

Mr Bean's Holiday

Steve Bendelack (2007)

PG Certificate


Our Score
A little Mr Bean definitely goes a long way. That said, ten years after his first big-screen appearance, this second film outing for Rowan Atkinson's slightly creepy comic creation is, for the first hour at least, really rather good. Bean, who has won a Côte d'Azur holiday in a church raffle, heads off to Paris by train and proceeds to bumble his way across France, with "gracias" his sole attempt at the local lingo. If the film-makers had stopped there, we'd have had an amusing series of vaguely connected slapstick sketches. Instead, they introduce a daft plot involving a young boy (Max Baldry), a pretty actress (Emma de Caunes) and the Cannes film festival. Its only real purpose seems to be to offer a somewhat lost-looking Willem Dafoe the chance to guest-star as a pretentious film director, while Bean is needlessly turned from zero to hero. In this case, a little less of a good thing would have been rather more.



Cast & Crew

Mr Bean Rowan Atkinson
Stepan Max Baldry
Sabine Emma de Caunes
Carson Clay Willem Dafoe
Emil Karel Roden
Maitre d' Jean Rochefort
Vicar Steve Pemberton
Director Steve Bendelack
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Other Information

Language: EnglishColourTheatrical distributor: UniversalAvailable on: DVD and Blu-rayReleased on: 30 Mar 2007