Film / Mr. Bean's Holiday

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A second movie based upon the Mr. Bean series, Mr. Bean's Holiday was released in 2007 and has the character traveling to France. It was less Hollywood-sy than Bean and Bean mumbles more and speaks far less intelligibly.


This film provides example of:

  • As Himself: Played with. At first it looks like Willem Dafoe will be this. Then we learn he's a director, not an actor (although that is subverted too), and his name is Carson Clay.
  • Bad "Bad Acting": Carson Clay.
  • Big Brother Instinct: Twice by Mr. Bean. The first time when he makes a drunk go away that was staring at Stepan and again when it looked like Sabine was being shot at by Nazis and he tackles her to the ground.
  • Bilingual Bonus: Plenty throughout the film for speakers of French, and a fair bit of Russian as well.
  • Book Ends: "La Mer" plays at the beginning and the end.
  • Brick Joke: After he causes Stephan to be separated from his father, Bean tries to amuse him with his antics, causing the kid to slap him across the face in annoyance. Later in the film the duo gets separated and when Stephan finds him again in the cafeteria he greets him by happily slapping him across the face again. And then he introduces Bean to the musicians that he hitchhiked a ride with. All of which proceed to greet him by slapping him across the face as well.
  • Chekhov's Gunman: Or more like Gunwoman. In a 'blink and you'll miss it' moment, Sabine is filmed giving change to an accordion player in la Gare du Nord, right at the beginning.
  • Determinator: Nothing, not being saddled with a kid and kidnapping accusations, rampant hens, a maniac director filming a horrendously epic yoghurt commercial, having to drive through the night and dress as someone's grandmother will stop Bean from getting to that beach.
  • Disguised in Drag: How Bean gets past the highway checkpoint after he is a wanted man.
  • Earn Your Happy Ending: A more mundane case. All Bean wants to do is go to the beach at Cannes, France, but he had to go through a lot of stuff in order to do so.
  • Extreme Omnivore: Bean will not wolf down oysters, but he will wolf down those langoustine with the shells still on. Make of that what you will.
  • Humble Goal: Bean just wants to go to the beach.
  • Intergenerational Friendship: Bean and Stepan.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: Mr. Bean
  • Le Film Artistique: Carson Clay's ridiculous art film that Mr. Bean's friend Sabine has a part in.
  • Lighter and Softer: Compared to the previous film, Bean, which was rated PG-13. Unlike the previous film, Mr. Bean's Holiday was rated G.
  • Match Cut: From a model train entering a tunnel to a real train leaving one.
  • The Not-Love Interest: Sabine.
  • Prima Donna Director: Carson Clay.
  • Rare Guns: Of all the franchises for this trope to apply, Mr. Bean's Holiday shows one of the commercial actors playing a Nazi soldier holding the very rare MP-41 submachine gun. About the only other movie this gun has appeared in is Enemy at the Gates.
  • Reality Has No Subtitles: Happens with the Stepan the Russian kid and the short film. Anything that Mr. Bean can't understand is untranslated, but thankfully rather irrelevant to the story.
  • Road Trip Plot
  • Running Gag: Bean telling people "Gracias", thinking it's french.
  • 6 Is 9: The winning raffle ticket is #919, but Bean misreads his as #616.
  • Star-Making Role: In-universe for Sabine. Mr. Bean's meddling gets her a bigger role in Carson Clay's movie, and by the end she's a star.
  • The Stinger: After the end credits, Mr. Bean records his feet writing the word 'FIN' in the sand. As he finishes, the video camera battery dies out.
  • Sudden Musical Ending
  • Took a Level in Kindness: Mr. Bean, compared to the shorts and first film.
  • Trauma Conga Line: Mr. Bean went through one that lasted for at least a third of the movie.
  • Video Credits
  • You Just Ruined the Shot: Mr. Bean does this twice in succession to Clay's WWII-themed commercial. First by wandering into the set, then, after being put as an extra, by carrying his camcorder while shooting.


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