Bean (Rowan Atkinson) works as a caretaker at Britain's formidable Royal National Gallery, and his bosses want to fire him because he sleeps at work all the time, but can't because the chairman of the gallery's board defends him. They send him to the U.S., to the small Los Angeles art gallery instead, where he'll have to officiate at the opening of the greatest U.S. picture ever (called "Whistler's Mother").
It was rumored that this movie was originally going to end with an earthquake in Los Angeles, California, and the quake causes the glass frame surrounding Whistler's Mother to shatter and break, and the frame to break revealing Whistler's Mother as the poster with which Mr. Bean switched the original, and when Elmer finds that it isn't the real painting, the movie ends with him screaming. An earthquake scene, without Elmer screaming, appears at the start of a trailer for the film. See more »
When Mr. Bean goes to wash his hands in the bathroom, cameras are reflected in one of the mirrors. See more »
I must admit, over the time you've been here, certain... suspicions have begun to gather in my mind. I'm going to be frank here... are you a doctor?
okay number two, do you know anything about art. I mean... let me see... was Leonardo Da Vinci a famous American basketball player?
[Bean looks confused, David's face drops]
[brings his hand up to his face]
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After the in-credit Working Title Films logo, Bean appears on the screen: "Yes, I normally stay to the end as well," followed by some more remarks to the leaving audience. See more »
Most home video versions include 15 minutes of footage removed from the film. See more »
This is one of the funniest movies I've ever seen, and in my opinion it is among the ranks of the legendary Monty Python.
"Bean" is about the infamous Mr.Bean, a lazy buffoon who manages to cause problems in even the simplest of tasks. In this movie, he works at an Art Gallery and the management desperately want to get rid of him. Rather than fire him, they send him to Los Angeles to unveil the painting, "Whistler's Mother". An American named David Langley allows Mr.Bean to stay in his house during his visit against the will of his family. This turns out to be a huge mistake.
This movie is roll-out-of-your-chair-laughing funny. Rowan Atkinson's acting is beyond excellent, and all of the other characters are good as well.
The only thing I can find to nitpick about this movie is that there is not a very strong plot. The movie is basically a line of connected humor skits. I personally do not mind this too much, but if you are looking for a movie with a story that can be made into a book, look elsewhere.
If you enjoyed the Mr.Bean series and like "disaster" movies, this is the perfect movie for you!
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