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YMMV / Mr. Bean's Holiday

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  • Heartwarming Moments: Bean's meddling with Carson Clay's movie to make his friend Sabine the centrepiece, after she's been distinctly snubbed by the primadonna director and cut from the film.
    • Bean finally making it to the beach, after the trials he's been through in the movie. You can't help but feel good for him as he spreads his arms wide to take in the warm water and beach of Cannes.
      • More than that - everyone gets what they want in the end. Stepan is reunited with his father, Sabine gets her big break into showbiz - even Clay, the biggest jerk in the story, gets critical acclaim for his movie and learns a lesson about the creative process to boot.
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  • Hilarious in Hindsight: The song "La Mer" is the original French version of "Beyond the Sea". An important plotline in this movie involves a father separated from his son. And Willem Dafoe is here. Sound familiar yet?
  • Nausea Fuel: The mussels that Bean has as part of his seafood platter, where we receive a close-up shot of a vile, swill-like mess with lumps of mussel floating in it in the bottom of Bean's bib. He promptly dumps it in a woman's handbag.
  • Surprisingly Improved Sequel: While not regarded as a masterpiece by any means, it was generally regarded as being both a better film and much truer to the source material than the first film.


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