My Thoughts on Mr Bean’s Holiday

Ten years ago the first movie based on the popular British TV series was released. It was okay enough, however instead of retaining the spirit of the show (Mr. Bean doing daily tasks in his own unique way — saying hardly a word while doing), the film featured an “Americanized” plot with supporting characters, an elaborate story, and, the biggest change, dialogue.

Mr Bean’s Holiday, on the other hand, askews all the Americanization and just lets Mr. Bean do his own thing, restoring the spirit of the TV show. The plot of the film only provides a reason for Bean’s antics, which dominates most of the film.

And the film is much better for that.

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Sean Patrick Kelly is a self-described über-geek, who has been an avid film lover for all his life. He graduated from York University in 2010 with an honours B.A. in Cinema and Media Studies and he likes to believe he knows what he’s talking about when he writes about film (despite occasionally going on pointless rants).