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Film: Mr. Bean's Holiday

A second movie based upon the Mr. Bean, 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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 midget lobsters with the shells still on. Make of that what you will.
  • Film Within A Film/Le Film Artistique: Carson Clay's ridiculous art film that Mr. Bean's friend Sabine has a part in.
  • Humble Goal: Bean just wants to go to the beach.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: Mr. Bean
  • Match Cut: From a model train entering a tunnel to a real train leaving one.
  • 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 Movie
  • Six Is Nine: 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
  • What Could Have Been: The film was originally planned to be titled "French Bean".
  • 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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