Movie Review: Bean

This content of this post originally appeared in the “JNL” section of the Janesville Gazette.

The movie, based on the British television series, is living up to its good reputation. Rowan Atkinson does a great job as Mr. Bean, a very, very strange man. Atkinson is talented in using his entire body while he’s acting. Mr. Bean is a guard at an art gallery in England; however, none of the men on the gallery council want him working there. So when a chance comes up to send an employee to America, the men on the council eagerly choose Mr. Bean so they can get him out of their hair for three months. Bean’s job in America is to help dedicate a painting, “Whistler’s Mother.” He stays at the house of David Langley, played by Peter MacNicol. This results in some of the most bizarre events ever. Bean ends up destroying a painting, performing a surgery and waking a coma victim. But these are just normal activities in the world of Mr. Bean.

There are only a few bad things about this movie. if you have seen the TV Show, you might be in for a big disappointment. One of the funniest aspects of the TV show is that Bean doesn’t talk much. In the movie, he talks too much. Also, some of the language is a bit off-color. “Bean” is a movie that will be funnier to teens and younger people than to adults because dumb jokes seem more laughable to kids than to adults. And the whole movie is full of dumb jokes. If you think that’s funny, try spending a day in the world of Mr. Bean.


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