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Mr. Bean's Holiday (2007)

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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.

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Steve Bendelack

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Rowan Atkinson ... Mr. Bean
Steve Pemberton ... Vicar
Lily Atkinson ... Lily at the Stereo
Preston Nyman ... Boy with Train
Sharlit Deyzac ... Buffet Attendant
Francois Touch Francois Touch ... Busker Accordion
Emma de Caunes ... Sabine
Arsène Mosca Arsène Mosca ... Traffic Controller (as Arsene Mosca)
Stéphane Debac ... Traffic Controller (as Stephane Debac)
Willem Dafoe ... Carson Clay
Philippe Spall ... French Journalist
Jean Rochefort ... Maitre'D
Karel Roden ... Emil
Maxim Baldry ... Stepan (as Max Baldry)
Pascal Jounier Pascal Jounier ... Tipsy Man
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Storyline

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 Brian Greenhalgh

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Genres:

Comedy | Family

Certificate:

G | See all certifications »

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Details

Country:

UK | France | Germany | USA

Language:

English | French | Spanish | Russian

Release Date:

24 August 2007 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Las vacaciones de Mr. Bean See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$25,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£6,440,093 (United Kingdom), 1 April 2007, Limited Release

Opening Weekend USA:

$9,889,780, 26 August 2007, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$33,302,167

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$229,736,344
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Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Just like in Bean (1997), a gag from the original Mr. Bean (1990) TV series is repeated in this film. In Bean (1997), he cheers up a sick child on a plane and inadvertently causes their (filled) airsickness bag to explode onto other passengers. In this film, he finds creative ways of hiding food he doesn't like at a restaurant, to make it look to the pushy waiters as if he's eaten it. In the series, he hides a plateful of steak tartare in many different places, including a lady's handbag. This gag gets repeated in this film, only with a plate of fruits de mer. Bean collects some oysters in his bib and then proceeds to dump them all into a lady's handbag. See more »

Goofs

Shortly after Mr. Bean joins Sabine in her Mini, he begins to fiddle with the switches on the dashboard. When he flicks the heated rear window switch on and off, the switch doesn't illuminate. This suggests the shot was filmed with the ignition switched off. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Vicar: Three-one. Thirty-one.
Mrs. Lucas: Over here!
Vicar: 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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Crazy Credits

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 »

Alternate Versions

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 »

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'Mr. Bean' A Likable & Funny Guy, But Wears Thin After An Hour
1 December 2007 | by ccthemovieman-1See all my reviews

Well, overall I'd say that I enjoyed this movie and got enough laughs out of it to make it worthwhile, but I wouldn't watch it again. I think you can only take so much of Rowan Atkinson's "Mr. Bean." A newcomer to him (believe-it-or-not), I found him a lot of fun in the first half of the film but, boy, this guy is tough to take in longer dosages. I wonder if others feel that way?

It's weird; the film was entertaining.....but I found myself looking at my watch a lot during the last 20 minutes, hoping it would end. Maybe breaking the film into two viewings would have helped. Atkinson's goofy faces are very funny at first but get tiresome after an hour.

Well, it was a "cute" story, anyway, and certainly one the whole family could watch. There is nothing, language or sex-wise, that would offend anyone. This is just old-fashioned, almost silent-film-type slapstick comedy. "Mr. Bean" certainly is a likable guy, as are the co- stars, Emma De Caunes and young ------ . Actually I probably laughed more at the ultra- corny lines delivered by Willem Dafoe, whose character pokes fun at film makers. How Dafoe uttered some of these lines with a straight face is beyond me!

The film, though, belongs to Atkinson who is in about every scene and hams it up to the max. If you laugh at his contorted facial expressions and limber body (check out his karaoke work!), you'll love the film. It's very lighthearted comedy and I wouldn't knock the innocence of it, but it's difficult to take in one dose.

Overall: recommended because this is one of the few comedies of recent times you can actually watch with your kids and not worry about anything offensive. For that, it deserves some accolades.


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