• Bean (1997)


Release Date: November 7th, 1997

DVD Release Date: March 31st, 1998

PG-13 |1 hr 30 min

Plot Summary

At the Royal National Gallery in London, the bumbling Mr. Bean (Rowan Atkinson) is a guard with good intentions who always seems to destroy anything he touches. Unless, of course, he's sleeping on the job. With the chairman (John Mills) blocking Bean's firing, the board decides to send him to a Los Angeles art gallery under false credentials. When Bean arrives, his chaos-causing ways are as sharp as ever, and curator David Langley (Peter MacNicol) has the unenviable task of keeping Bean in line.

Cast: Rowan Atkinson, Peter MacNicol, Pamela Reed, Harris Yulin, Burt Reynolds, Larry Drake, Johnny Galecki, John Mills

Director: Mel Smith

Genres: Comedy

Production Co: PolyGram Filmed Entertainment

Keywords: Quest, Son, Family, Madcap, Wife, Los Angeles, Hospital, Daughter, Hilarious, 1990s, Underdog, Relationships, Deception, London

Ratings & Reviews

  • 75
    Barbara ShulgasserSan Francisco Examiner

    To enumerate exactly how Bean messes up would be to expose the silliness of this movie, and since Bean's humor is terribly silly, rather, wonderfully silly, there isn't much point in going into detail. show more

  • 75
    Peter StackSan Francisco Chronicle

    Some of the middle section of Bean sags, but most of the film zips along with a series of comic setups, played like skits, that emphasize Bean's klutziness, his feeble mentality, his childlike, me-too urges. show more

  • 75
    David SterrittChristian Science Monitor

    But there's no denying the movie's frequent hilarity, abetted by Mel Smith's superbly laid-back directing and on-target performances by an excellent supporting cast. show more

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