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Mr. Bean's Holiday (2007)

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.

Director:

Steve Bendelack

Writers:

Rowan Atkinson (character), Richard Curtis (character) | 3 more credits »
2 nominations. See more awards »

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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

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

One of these two has a brain the size of a peanut. See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Family

Certificate:

G | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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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:

Mr. Bean's Holiday See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$25,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$9,889,780, 26 August 2007

Gross USA:

$33,302,167

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$229,736,344
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

SDDS | DTS (Digital DTS Sound)| Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

The original idea for "Mr. Bean's Holiday" was Mr. Bean going to Australia instead of France. See more »

Goofs

When Mr. Bean is recording himself buying something from the vending machine, you can see the reflection of a crew member in the glass. 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 »

Connections

References Jour de Fête (1949) See more »

Soundtracks

African Market Place
Written by Michel Estrade and Stefane Mellino
Performed by Les Buskers
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User Reviews

 
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27 August 2007 | by casey-99See all my reviews

My husband and I took our two boys (ages 6 and 9) to this movie. We are avid Bean fans and have the DVD set that spans Atkinson's career as Mr. Bean. Is Mr. Bean's Holiday the greatest comedy ever? Probably not. However, as a parent I find it very difficult to take my boys to movies and this was one of the few times where I actually felt we were at a family picture. When was the last time a movie was rated G? My boys had a wonderful time watching the site gags, and they followed along with the subtitles, which I thought was good for them. My husband and I had a fun time and unlike many children's movies, there was no sarcastic attitude, which I find is so prevalent in films right now. Some people have cited that they felt Mr. Bean's relationship to a child in the movie was inappropriate, but I did not get that vibe from the film. Also, Atkinson has used children in his Bean skits for years, always with funny results. I think people may read too much into it. Remember, Bean is pretty much a boy himself. While I think an adult who has no familiarity with Bean may find it all rather ridiculous, this is good family fare that parents can feel comfortable with. As I tell my boys, sometimes it is just fun to be silly.


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