Mr. Bean's Vacation Image

Mixed or average reviews - based on 26 Critics

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Generally favorable reviews- based on 67 Ratings

Summary: 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 the flow of a commercial being shot by the egotistical director Carson Clay. He and Stepan finally hitch a ride with the young and vivacious actress Sabine who is heading to Cannes to attend the premiere of Clay's film, in which she appears. After Bean sneaks into the showing, his camcorder images are destined to enliven the proceedings.
Runtime: 90 min
Rating: Re-rated G; originally rated PG for brief mild language.
Production: Universal Pictures
Genres: Comedy, Family
Countries: Germany, UK, France
Languages: English, French, Spanish, Russian
Home Release Date: Nov 27, 2007
Director Credit
Steve Bendelack Director
Writer Credit
Hamish McColl Screenplay
Richard Curtis Character
Robin Driscoll Screenplay
Rowan Atkinson Character
Simon McBurney Story
Principal Cast Credit
Rowan Atkinson Mr. Bean
Willem Dafoe Carson Clay
Cast Credit
Arsène Mosca Traffic Controller
Emma De Caunes Sabine
Francois Touch Busker Accordion
Jean Rochefort Maitre'D
Karel Roden Emil
Lily Atkinson Lily At The Stereo
Max Baldry Stepan
Pascal Jounier Tipsy Man
Philippe Spall French Journalist
Preston Nyman Boy With Train
Sharlit Deyzac Buffet Attendant
Stéphane Debac Traffic Controller
Steve Pemberton Vicar
Producer Credit
Caroline Hewitt Co-Producer
Debra Hayward Co-Producer
Eric Fellner Producer
Liza Chasin Co-Producer
Peter Bennett-Jones Producer
Raphaël Benoliel Line Producer
Richard Curtis Executive Producer
Simon McBurney Executive Producer
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