Bean 1997 PG-13 CC

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Mr. Bean, is sent on a mission to California to escort the world famous painting of "Whistler's Mother" to its new home in The Grierson Gallery. What the gallery owner, one of the richest men in America, and his curator David Langley (Peter MacNicol) believe, is that Mr. Bean is Dr. Bean, a renowned art expert. In fact he is just a sleepy-headed, wildly eccentric museum guard. He's also the clumsiest, craziest, wackiest, wildest, most bizarre character they have ever come across, and certainly not someone you'd entrust one of the world's most valuable paintings to. But they have, and now wreaking havoc in the Grierson Gallery and wrecking Langley's marriage is just the beginning. With only hours to go before the official unveiling by the museum's benefactor, General Newton (Burt Reynolds), something terrible has happened to "Whistler's Mother" and only one man has the power to put it right. The only problem is, that man is BEAN.

Starring:
Rowan Atkinson, Peter MacNicol
Runtime:
1 hour 32 minutes

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Genres Comedy, Kids & Family
Director Mel Smith
Starring Rowan Atkinson, Peter MacNicol
Supporting actors John Mills, Pamela Reed, Harris Yulin, Burt Reynolds, Larry Drake, Danny Goldring, Johnny Galecki, Chris Ellis, Andrew Lawrence, Peter Egan, Peter Capaldi, June Brown, Peter James, Clive Corner, Rob Brownstein, Julia Pearlstein, Tom McGowan, Sandra Oh
Studio Universal Studios
MPAA rating PG-13 (Parental Guidance Suggested)
Captions and subtitles English Details
Rental rights 24 hour viewing period. Details
Purchase rights Stream instantly and download to 2 locations Details
Format Amazon Instant Video (streaming online video and digital download)

Customer Reviews

I like funny movies.
Donald C. Renfro
He is hosted by an American family. and unintentionally causes trouble for all involved.
Long Tom
I thought this movie was very funny.
Tamara L. Kropp

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24 of 26 people found the following review helpful By RG69 VINE VOICE on August 13, 2007
Format: DVD
This is a 4 star movie for anyone who has never seen Mr. Bean before. As someone who has the box set and had watched Bean on PBS for many years, this movie just didn't cut it for me. It is basically a reworking of all the very best bits of Rowan from the Bean series with a movie plot around them tying them together. So while there is a new idea or two, for the most part the long term fan has seen all these gags before. I would pick up the Whole Box of Beans to get a true taste of the genius of Rowan Atkinson.
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13 of 14 people found the following review helpful By Laura Lond on August 30, 2003
Format: DVD
If you are already a fan of Mr. Bean and haven't yet seen this movie, run to the store!! Watch the disaster-man come to America...
A famous American painting is bought from the Brits and goes back to the US; the British art museum is asked to send a renown art scholar who will deliver a speech during the celebration of the masterpiece return. They decide to send Bean. He is no scholar, of course, he's just a watchman they wish they could fire; but they can't, so they are happy to get rid of him at least for a couple of months by sending him to the States.
Some of the antics are taken from the TV series, but there are many new ones you will enjoy. The episode of Mr. Bean's arrival to the airport is priceless, as well as his "performance" in front of the mirror-wall at the police station.
Highly recommended to any Bean lover.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By LoBo on April 17, 2012
Format: Blu-ray
I remember when i was 9 years old in 97, i went to see this film in the cinema with a relative. Good time.

I recently saw this Blu-ray and i still think it`s funny a film. I think Mr. Bean is a great character played by the great
comedic actor Rowan Atkinson. I laughed a lot of this film. I`m glad to have it in my ever growing Blu-ray collection.

Picture quality: 4/5

I read a review of this film and it has DNR and Edge Enhancement. This is true, i don`t like DNR and Edge Enhancement.
But, despite this, it i think it still looks good, but not reference quality due to the use of the mentioned. It still has HD
quality and looks better than the DVDs.

Audio quality: 3.5/5

I was suprised the DTS-HD MA 5.1 didn`t sound better. I think the Dialog was mixed too low and the music a bit hollow
and unclear. The think the dialog and music actually sounded better in the foreign dub

Film: 5/5
Overall: 5/5
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Mouldy Pilgrim on April 9, 2007
Format: DVD
"Bean: The Movie" is a good movie, if you are into Mr Bean. Many of the gags are from the series episodes, though there are some new adventures that Bean gets up to.

The movie has Mr Bean sent to the USA on an international art gallery event to unveil "Whistler's Mother" in an LA gallery. To the Americans, Bean is referred to as a genius in the British art world, an expert without peer. Naturally, expectations are high.

As mentioned, fans will be familiar with some of the gags that appear in the movie, albeit under new circumstances. However, there are some new ones that generate enough novelty to make the movie worth seeing.

With the longer format, I am not all that sure that the Bean concept was as punchy as the episodes. I certainly didn't experience any physical discomfort, cramping, breathing difficulties or blurred vision. However, this movie was a good dose of light and amusing entertainment.

I would suggest that the one of the complete Bean series collections would be a better place for laughter a-la Bean. Though, in this encounter between the intellectual art world and Bean, it is certainly the snobs that come off second best.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Mr. Know-It-All on June 26, 2000
Format: DVD Verified Purchase
I've never seen such passionate divergence on such a trivial subject. The previous reviews of "Bean" come from two camps, each equally certain that they alone understand this film, either 5 stars or one with few in between. Well, let me add my own analysis to this over-analyzed subject. Yes, Bean is in California. This is the big screen and little English barber shop pantomimes, while perfect for the cozy confines of the British television series, wouldn't have translated to a full-length feature, especially one introducing Mr. Bean to many American viewers for the first time. And yes, Bean speaks. That was inevitable in the movie. There had to be some compromises (or call them modifications, depending upon which camp you're coming from). The most substantial change was to Bean's basic character. Let's face it. The Bean of the television series is not a nice person. He may not understand immediately every situation life throws him into, but as soon as he catches on he's up to some malicious mischief. I once heard his character accurately described as " a hideous cocktail of innocence and malevolence." This wouldn't have cut it in a Hollywood production. They didn't need to employ a troop of marketing consultants to study the demographics of their potential audience. It was the public at large, all ages and persuasions, not a core group of Bean cultists huddled around their tellys and giggling at the fate of Bean's latest victims. So, yes, they did soften Bean's basic instincts but try to get over it because here's the point: IT'S STILL FUNNY. Relax and enjoy; life's too short and any Bean makes it more enjoyable.
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