1997 Certificate: pg


Rowan Atkinson lets his disastrous actions speak louder than words as the much-loved TV hero goes large. In Mel Smith's big-screen spin-off, Mr Bean is the unlikely choice to oversee the transfer of priceless painting Whistler's Mother from a London gallery to a museum in the USA. Havoc ensues, with Bean having a hand in the break-up of a marriage, driving an American cop to distraction and breaking art lovers' hearts. Co-written by Atkinson and Richard Curtis and directed by Smith, it's something of a Not The Nine O'Clock News reunion.


  • Mel Smith


  • Rowan Atkinson

  • Peter MacNicol

  • Pamela Reed

  • Burt Reynolds

  • Harris Yulin