MR. BEAN'S HOLIDAY (PG)
D: Steve Bedelack
Universal/Studio Canal/Working Title/Tiger Aspect (Peter
Bennett-Jones, Tim Bevan & Eric Fellner)
UK/US/Germany/France 🇬🇧 🇺🇸 🇩🇪 🇫🇷 2007
W: Hamish McColl & Robin Driscoll [based on the character
created by Richard Curtis & Rowan Atkinson]
DP: Baz Irvine
Ed: Tony Cranston
Mus: Howard Goodall
Rowan Atkinson (Mr. Bean), Emma de Caunes (Sabine), Jean
Rochefort (Maître d'Hôtel), Karel Roden (Emil Dachevsky), Max Baldry (Stepan Dachevsky), Willem Dafoe (Carson Clay)
vast improvement on the 1997 film, Bean, which first introduced the calamitous dolt to the big screen, but it's still a far cry from his misadventures in the hilarious TV show.
After winning a holiday to France, Mr. Bean inadvertently
separates a father from his son and has a disaster of a time spending the rest of his trip attempting to reunite them.
There's a lot of good slapstick humour on offer and, like the
original TV series, limits the amount of dialogue that the main character speaks.
Certainly worth a watch over the disappointing 1997 effort,
but far from perfect, and it probably came along a few years too late to really capture the core of its audience.