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"One man. One masterpiece. One very big mistake."
  • PG
  • 1997
  • 1 hr 30 min
  • 6.5  (110,270)
  • 52

The movie Bean was released in 1997 and is a comedy featuring Rowan Atkinson in the title role of Mr. Bean. The film is directed by Mel Smith and written by Richard Curtis and Robin Driscoll. The movie stars Rowan Atkinson, Peter MacNicol, and John Mills among others. The story of Bean revolves around a hopelessly clumsy and naive man named Mr. Bean who is sent from England to Los Angeles to oversee the transfer of a valuable painting from the UK to a Los Angeles museum. Despite his best intentions, Bean's behavior causes a series of catastrophes that threaten to destroy the painting and bring chaos to the museum.

Throughout the movie, Mr. Bean struggles to fit in and adapt to the cultural differences of Los Angeles. He is put into numerous awkward situations and misunderstands American behaviors and customs, leading to many hilarious moments. His innocent and childlike demeanor causes him to approach situations in unconventional and unexpected ways, which only complicates things further.

Alongside Rowan Atkinson's iconic portrayal of Mr. Bean, the film also features a standout performance from Peter MacNicol as David Langley, the uptight museum director tasked with supervising Bean's work. MacNicol's character serves as a foil to Mr. Bean, and the contrast between their personalities creates a lot of the comedic tension in the movie.

Another highlight of the movie is the late John Mills' portrayal of Chairman Grierson, a wealthy philanthropist who has donated the valuable painting to the museum. Mills' character brings a lot of heart to the story and generates some of the movie's most touching moments.

The film's humor is largely physical and situational, with Atkinson's unparalleled comedic timing and physicality at the forefront. The movie also incorporates clever wordplay and visual gags that add to the overall humor. The comedic sequences are expertly choreographed and executed to perfection by Atkinson and the rest of the cast.

Despite Bean's reputation as a slapstick comedy, the movie also manages to touch on themes of art appreciation, cultural misunderstanding, and human connection. As Mr. Bean struggles to communicate with the people around him, he ultimately learns that even the most disparate people can connect through shared experiences.

Overall, Bean is a hilarious and heartwarming comedy that showcases Rowan Atkinson's talent as a performer and comedian. The movie is a must-watch for fans of physical comedy and anyone looking for a good laugh.

Bean is a 1997 comedy with a runtime of 1 hour and 30 minutes. It has received moderate reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 6.5 and a MetaScore of 52.

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    1 hr 30 min
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    6.5  (110,270)
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