Its taken a long time for Rowan Atkinson to bring us Mr Beans Holiday
, the sequel to the substantial hit of 1997. But in that time, hes lost none of what made the character so huge in the first place, delivering an effective comedy thats again managed to ignite box offices right across the world.
The set-up for Mr Beans Holiday is in the title: the hapless title character wins a holiday to France, meaning this time its the French Riviera thats the backdrop for the slapstick humour that has defined the series. And so Mr Bean finds himself in a series of increasingly unlikely situations, causing all manner of havoc in the process.
While unlikely to convert anyone who isnt already a fan, Mr Beans Holiday is nonetheless a comedy that delivers reliable laughs very much in the spirit of what has gone before. Atkinson continues to inhabit the character with great skill, and its--rightly--his work here that brings the lions share of the laughs.
By most accounts, Mr Beans Holiday is the swansong for a character thats manage to delight audiences worldwide for over a quarter of a century. And while the film is, truthfully, no classic, at its peak its a hoot, and offers gentle, enjoyable family entertainment. --Jon Foster
- French Beans
- Beans in Cannes
- The Human Bean
- Deleted Scenes
Running Time: Feature: 1hr 29mins approx. Bonus: 46mins approx.
Picture Format: Widescreen Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1
Technical Info: Feature Soundtrack: English DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1, French, Italian, German, Spanish, Japanese DTS Surround 5.1
Subtitles: English SDH, French, Italian, German, Spanish, Japanese, Cantonese, Danish, Dutch, Finnish, Greek, Korean, Norwegian, Portuguese, Swedish, Traditional Mandarin