• Publication date: October 1, 2011

Disaster is a step away as Bean gets a passport Mr. Bean�s Holiday: France doesn�t stand a chance!

The hopelessly daft but delightful Mr. Bean is back in this jovial comedy. This time he wins a trip to the Cannes Film Festival and havoc ensues to such an extent that he may never even get there.

The hopelessly daft but delightful Mr. Bean is back in this jovial comedy. This time he wins a trip to the Cannes Film Festival and havoc ensues to such an extent that he may never even get there.

Mostly a series of episodes involving Bean's inability to communicate with French and Russian speakers, this will please youngsters who may be unable to hold continual plot lines together and for whom adult language is still a bafflement.

Many of the extended bits are funny: there's Bean's frantic attempts to catch the train, his fouling up World War Two movie set, knocking shellfish into a lady's purse, messing up the Cannes premiere of an uptight director, and bonding with a Russian boy who gets separated from his father (thanks to Bean's misdoings).

It all kicks off after 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.

This movie is rated G for brief mild language.

Year: 2007

Runtime: 90 mins

Genre: Comedy

Starring:

Willem Dafoe

Rowan Atkinson

Jean Rochefort

Emma de Caunes

Directed by: Steve Bendelack