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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.

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Steve Bendelack

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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:

France doesn't stand a chance. See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Family

Certificate:

G | See all certifications »

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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:

Las vacaciones de Mr. Bean 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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Sound Mix:

SDDS | DTS (Digital DTS Sound)| Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Just like in Bean (1997), a gag from the original Mr. Bean (1990) TV series is repeated in this film. In Bean (1997), he cheers up a sick child on a plane and inadvertently causes their (filled) airsickness bag to explode onto other passengers. In this film, he finds creative ways of hiding food he doesn't like at a restaurant, to make it look to the pushy waiters as if he's eaten it. In the series, he hides a plateful of steak tartare in many different places, including a lady's handbag. This gag gets repeated in this film, only with a plate of fruits de mer. Bean collects some oysters in his bib and then proceeds to dump them all into a lady's handbag. See more »

Goofs

Mr. Bean's camcorder is a Sony DCR-HC44E/HC46E/HC94E/HC96E (it could be any one of these, but this is an error regardless of which one it is). It is a MiniDV (digital videotape) camcorder. Although the film correctly depicts it as not tapeless, anytime we see Bean rewind or fast-forward it, we see horizontal "tracking lines," which would only happen on an analog camcorder (like a Hi8 camcorder). A MiniDV rewind/fast-forward would look pixelated. 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 »


Soundtracks

Sous le soleil de bodega
Written by Stefane Mellino and Noel Rota
Performed by Les Négresses Vertes
Courtesy of EMI Records Ltd
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Mr beans holiday
25 March 2007 | by L_LuthorSee all my reviews

I don't wish to go on and on as Mr bean is a character whom each individual has their own views on, some love him and some hate him however this film, for most fans, is a welcome return to the 'classic' bean we knew in the TV series far less 'americanised' than in the ultimate disaster movie. It seems that Rowan has taken bean to a new emotional level resembling classic silent artists such as Keaton and at times Chaplin, some scenes seem very reminiscent of "the kid" and help keep peoples attention to the story, not just Beans funny movements, though at times it drags slightly. There are of course aspects which have been included to accommodate an international audience but that is expected. In an effort not to give any of the film away and there's little dialogue to quote all I can say is that I enjoyed the film and felt that this is the Bean i saw as a child and Rowans ability to emote with facial expression alone should place him amongst the greats in silent entertainment.


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