Bean - The Ultimate Disaster Movie. Image shows from L to R: Mr. Bean (Rowan Atkinson), David Langley (Peter MacNicol). Image credit: Working Title Films.

Bean - The Ultimate Disaster Movie

Mr. Bean (Rowan Atkinson) finds himself in Los Angeles, masquerading as the National Gallery's top art expert and destroying everything in his wake

AKA:
Dr Bean (Working Title); Bean
Genre:
Film
Released:
1997
Starring:
Rowan Atkinson, Peter MacNicol, Pamela Reed, Harris Yulin, Burt Reynolds, Larry Drake, Chris Ellis, Johnny Galecki, Richard Gant, Danny Goldring, Andrew Lawrence
Writers:
Richard Curtis, Robin Driscoll
Production:
Working Title Films
& Tiger Aspect Productions

When London's National Gallery is asked to send their finest scholar to oversee the unveiling of the renowned painting, Whistler's Mother, in California, they instead send their most inept and detested employee, in a desperate attempt to get him out of their lives. That employee is Mr. Bean - the master of disaster!

Within days of his arrival, Mr. Bean destroys virtually everything he comes into contact with, be it the career and marriage of his host or America's greatest painting. Forget volcanoes and alien invasions - horror now has a human face.

Our Review: Riotously funny and wildly successful across the globe, Bean - The Ultimate Disaster Movie is one of those productions where everything comes together and simply goes right.

Mel Smith's direction is superb; the cast is of the highest quality; Rowan Atkinson's facial expressions alone are worthy of multiple awards; the laugh-count and pace are both high; and Curtis & Driscoll's script is nothing short of superb.

A simply wonderful comedy film.