Mr Bean's Holiday

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Director: Steve Bendelack
Cast: Rowan Atkinson (Black Adder, Johnny English), William Dafoe (Spiderman), Max Baldry
RunTime: 90 mins
Genre: Comedy
Rating: PG

Mr Bean, you are our favourite funnyman from London. We never get tired watching you stuffing your head into the Christmas turkey reruns after reruns, especially while waiting in long queues in dreaded hospitals and banks.

So you have won yourself a trip to Cannes for some sun on the beach. Missing your train and being suspected to be a kidnapper? Here's a checklist for a really funny holiday.

1) Heavily contoured rubber face – √
2) Your minimal language ability in French - √
3) Embarrassing situations while playing with your food - √
4) A hilarious operatic dance performance by the streets - √
5) Slapstick situations coming up and down trains - √

And here's what you forgot:
1) Little childlike moments – X
2) A coherent storyline from the beginning to end - X
3) Characters who don't pop out of the blue - X
4) Small and simple jokes - X
5) Teddy - X

True Bean fans may be disappointed with the 'Hollywoodnisation' (big storyline, the baddie, and exaggerated plot) especially the 2nd half of the movie. Your appeal is in your simplicity, and you do not really have to try too hard or too much face contouring. Children will still laugh at your antics and hysterical moments. There were even audiences who clapped.

But this is your last movie, so we expected more.

Mr Bean's Holiday – Not so much British or French but Hollywood

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