Bean (1997) Movie Review

Bean (1997) Movie Review - Quick Movie Reviews by Haris

I remember having this movie on VHS tape. I still remember putting it in the VCR to watch whenever I felt like it. I loved it. So, this movie, in a way, is kind of nostalgic for me. I was so excited when I saw it on TV on Monday while I was surfing through the channels. So, how did this movie hold up over the years? Honestly, the movie’s not great, but not bad. It’s good. Bean works as a caretaker at Britain’s Royal National Gallery, and his bosses want to fire him because he sleeps at work all the time, but they can’t fire him because the chairman of the gallery’s board defends him. They send him to the U.S., to the small Los Angeles art gallery instead, where he’ll have to present the greatest U.S. painting ever called Whistler’s mother. Clumsy, known for turning the most minute situations into full-blown disasters but Mr. Bean is also an accidental genius. He successfully performs life-saving surgery, zaps someone back to life, gets a really clever and hilarious idea on how he’s going to save the painting of Whistler’s mother that he ruined. Now, I was a little worried about Peter MacNicol’s character David Langley. He’s this panicky, annoyed, loud, arm-flailing guy. This could easily turn a character like that into one of the most annoying movie history characters ever. Thankfully, that’s not the case here. I found him to be pretty entertaining in this movie, actually. Maybe because I watched this movie so many times over the years, it got a little unfunny to me. But, if you watch this movie for the first time and want to have some fun, you’ll enjoy it.

I’m giving this movie a 7,5/10*