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Bean (1997)

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15:40-17:20 Sat 11th Nov 2017 105m
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Synopsis

This very enjoyable American outing for Rowan Atkinson's celebrated TV character sees the bumbling Bean jetting off to the States to oversee the unveiling of the newly acquired Whistler's Mother. There are some familiar sketches, but writers Richard Curtis and Robin Driscoll and director Mel Smith have skilfully slotted them into a cohesive, engaging and fast-moving story that's perfectly suited to Atkinson's singular style of physical comedy - his close encounter with "America's greatest painting" is an absolute riot. Peter MacNicol's anxiety-ridden American host is the perfect foil to Atkinson and Burt Reynolds is, well, Burt Reynolds in a general's uniform. The film was a massive international hit and deservedly so. Incidentally, the UK video contains 20 minutes of additional scenes, including Bean's mini taking a detour through Harrods.