Mr. Bean wins a trip to Cannes where he unwittingly separates a young boy from his father and must help the two come back together. On the way he discovers France, bicycling, and true love, among other things.
Mr. Bean cooks, creates, packs and paints in this new how-to (or at least try-to) series. From chocolate on pizza to painting the Mona Lisa. Watch Bean bumble through three-bean salads and ... See full summary »
Mr. Bean enters a church raffle and wins a vacation trip to France as well as a camcorder. After boarding a Eurostar train and arriving in Paris, the French language proves a barrier for Bean, as he struggles to get across the city to catch a train to the south of France from the Gare de Lyon. Taking time to order a meal, he finds the consumption of a seafood platter to be a challenge. Just before catching his train, he asks Emil, a Russian film director on his way to be a judge at the Cannes Film festival to use his camcorder to record his boarding, but accidentally causes Emil being left behind at the station. Bean attempts to cheer up the director's son Stepan as the train continues south but matters are made more hectic by the fact that Emil has reported his son to have been kidnapped and Bean losing his wallet and essential travel documents at a pay phone where he and Stepan attempt to contact Emil. Heading in the direction of Cannes, Bean finds himself in the cast and disrupting...Written by
Mr. Bean's first name is revealed to be "MR" as seen in a quick glance of his passport. This is consistent with several references throughout the original Mr. Bean (1990) series where he often had to include his first name on various formal documents, and always wrote "Mr." in the "first name" bracket. There used to be a persistent rumour that Bean's passport in some TV show or movie gives his first name as Rowan, as in Rowan Atkinson, but no specific citations or screen captures have ever been provided to back up the "Rowan" rumour, so it is probably untrue. Bean's first name is still "Mr." See more »
Once Bean is in Sabine's Mini he gesticulates that the steering wheel is on a different side. Shortly after this Sabine asks what his accent is, Spanish, Italian, Russian etc. However the only parts of Europe to use right hand drive cars are the British Isles, this would give Sabine a pretty good idea Bean spoke English, albeit with a Scottish, Welsh, Irish or regional English Accent. See more »
Ah, Mrs. Lucas! Congratulations, Mrs. Lucas. And now to the first prize in today's raffle in aid of the "roof appeal." Thank you, Lily. Indeed. The magnificent holiday to the south of France, kindly sponsored by Dalesborough Travel Limited. So, thank you, guys. The winner of this prize will travel by Eurostar train to Paris, then catch the fast train south before spending the week on the beaches of the French Riviera. This fabulous prize also ...
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Although it doesn't really relate to anything in the movie, there is one final scene at the very end of the credits; We see Bean filming through his Video Camera and writing "Fin" in the sand (which means "The End" in French) with a final look through the camera, the water comes up and washes the word anyway...just as the battery on the camera finally runs out...with the screen going black. See more »
Several scenes were deleted from US theatrical prints, such as Bean licking the spilled coffee in the laptop and Bean getting his tie stuck in the vending machine. These scenes were restored for the DVD. See more »
A movie guaranteed to make you smile! Good, but not great
After too long on our screens Mr. Bean returns but not in his usual way. Instead of crazy laughs per minute (as in Bean and the earlier Mr. Bean TV episodes), this is a road trip movie with some gaps in the action. There are laughs but some of the scenes are more clever than hysterical. Nothing however can take away from the joy of sharing in Mr. Bean's exploits as he tries to reach his simple goal, a holiday at the beach. Everyone left the film with huge smiles and several had tears of happiness (not tears of uncontrollable laughter). If you want to see a happiness inducing pick me up movie then this is one of the best around.
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