Bean: The Movie [DVD] [1997]

Rowan Atkinson stars in Bean: The Movie on this DVD from Polygram Entertainment, presented with both widescreen and full-screen transfers. The Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround soundtrack is in English and French. Spanish subtitles and English closed captions are also available. Special features start off with biographies and filmographies of director Mel Smith, screenwriter Richard Curtis, and stars Rowan Atkinson and Peter MacNicol. Also included are the original theatrical trailer, two short teasers, and an "I Love L.A." music video featuring New Zealand-based pop group OMC (creators of the 1997 dance-pop hit "How Bizarre").
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Ratings & Reviews


Overall Customer Rating:
100% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (3 out of 3)

Special Features


  • OMC "I Love L.A." music video
  • Theatrical trailers
  • Standard or widescreen images
  • Digitally mastered
  • Interactive menus
  • Film and cast biographies
  • English: Dolby Pro Logic and English: AC-3 5.1 audio
  • English closed captions
  • French-dubbed AC-3 5.1audio
  • Spanish subtitles
  • Widescreen
  • Closed Captioned

Synopsis


Bean
Comic actor Rowan Atkinson brought his bumbling character Mr. Bean from television to the big screen with this British comedy. Mr. Bean (Rowan Atkinson) is a well-meaning but not especially bright fellow with a gift for making the worst of any situation. Bean is about to be fired from his job as a guard at the Royal Nation Art Gallery for sleeping on the job, but the Chairman (John Mills) intervenes at the last moment. To insure that his incompetence will manifest itself so completely that there will be no choice but to get rid of him, Bean's superiors come up with a plan -- they'll send him to America to speak at a posh private gallery owned by George Grierson (Harris Yulin), where General Newton (Burt Reynolds) will display the most recent addition to his art collection, "Whistler's Mother." It's even money whether or not the museum will still be standing before Bean is done; as if this weren't enough, while in L.A. Bean is mistaken for a surgeon and forced to operate on an injured police officer. Richard Curtis, one of the film's producers, said after viewing the final product, "It's an unpleasant family movie. I'm very pleased." ~ Mark Deming, Rovi

Cast & Crew


  • Rowan Atkinson
    Rowan Atkinson - Mr. Bean
  • Peter MacNicol
    Peter MacNicol - David Langley
  • Pamela Reed
    Pamela Reed - Alison Langley
  • Harris Yulin
    Harris Yulin - George Grierson
  • Burt Reynolds
    Burt Reynolds - Gen. Newton



Overall customer rating

3.7
100%
would recommend to a friend
  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Silliness reaches new heights

    Posted
    Nono

    If you are a fan of the Mr. Bean television show, then you probably won't be disappointed in the movie. Basically, the physical comedy that made Mr. Bean a TV hit is just extended into a feature film that often reuses much of the same schtick from the TV show. Some of these repeat gags include the turkey on the head, falling asleep in public, and generally driving everyone around him crazy. There are some new and funny moments, but they don't stand up to repeated viewings of the movie. The supporting cast does a nice job and there's a good cameo by Burt Reynolds near the end. Overall, a decent film, but not too thought-provoking. A good choice if you are in the mood for silly humour and moderate chuckling.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great purchase for the price

    Posted
    nascar24
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    The movie was very funny. We have been watching Mr. Bean skits for years. His facial expressions and overall demeanor make us laugh every time we watch it.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Offbeat Humor Can Still Be Funny

    Posted
    kevman79

    'Bean' is not a movie that everyone will enjoy, but those who can appreciate its offbeat humor will find themselves in for some good laughs. Widescreen and full-screen viewing options.

    I would recommend this to a friend



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