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Mr. Bean's Holiday | 2007 | G | - 1.2.1

Rowan Atkinson stars as the affable but hopelessly klutzy Mr. Bean, who wins an all expenses paid trip to the South of France and uses a video camera to document his misadventures. On route to the Riviera he tries to help a young boy (Max Baldry) who was accidentally separated from his father, ruins a movie set and helps launch the career of a young actress (Emma De Caunes). Also with Willem Dafoe, Jean Rochefort and Karel Roden. Directed by Steve Bendelack. [1:28]

SEX/NUDITY 1 - A woman kisses a man on the cheek in a couple of scenes, and a man kisses a man on the cheeks.
 A man hides in a bathroom on a train and doesn't realize there is another man inside (when the door is opened by a ticket taker and she sees the two men her expression suggests that she thinks something might be going on).
 A man dances in a marketplace with hip thrusting and gyrations.
 A woman wears a low-cut dress that reveals cleavage, men and women are shown wearing swimsuits on a beach, and a man dresses as a woman and a boy dresses as a girl to disguise themselves.


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VIOLENCE/GORE 2 - A man pushes a button, we hear an explosion and see an ambulance speeding away from the scene and the man's hat floating in the air (we later see the man with a sling on his arm). A WWII German tank rolls into a village and soldiers fire on a café where people are eating (this is a scene from a movie but a man watching thinks it's real and forces a woman to the ground to protect her).
 A boy slaps a man in the face, then several other men slap the man in the face; in another scene a boy slaps a man in the face and he falls to the floor. Two men argue and fight, and one hits the other with a laptop computer. A man hits another man in the head with a purse. A man slaps himself in the face several times to wake himself up while driving a car.
 A man runs after a train that's pulling away from a station, trying to stop it because his 10-year-old son is on it; he does not get on the train and we see the boy looking frightened. A boy runs after a train pulling away from a station and is unable to catch it.
 A man tries to steal another man's motorbike but the man grabs him and pushes him off.
 A man jumps off a bridge into water below (suggesting suicide). A man falls out of a projection window in a movie theater (he's OK).
 We see a dead man in a coffin at a funeral home and his cell phone rings. A man in a movie lifts a sheet and sees a dead body (we do not see the body).
 A man puts his finger into a red-hot cigarette lighter trying to wake himself up while driving a car. A man uses matchsticks to hold his eyelids open, trying to stay awake while driving. A woman falls asleep while driving a car, a man in the car with her climbs over her, the car spins on the road but then rights itself and the man continues to drive.
 A man walks into a outhouse-like shack on the side of a road, the door closes and he cannot get out; he moves the shack into the middle of the road where it is struck by a speeding truck (we hear a crash and see planks of wood thrown, but the man is uninjured).
 A man walks through heavily trafficked streets, causing cars to swerve and honk (he is not harmed). A man riding a bike holds onto a speeding car and is pulled along beside it.
 A man lip-syncs an opera and acts out the death of another character (a young boy plays the other character and falls limp pretending he is dead).
 A man practices the goosestep and the Nazi salute and gets his foot caught on a clothes rack. A drunken man stumbles, wobbles and runs into a pole. A man faints.
 A man chases a chicken through a marketplace causing people to jump out of the way (he does not catch the chicken). A man walks along truck and bus roofs, a bench and a man's bare abdomen to eventually end up on the ground.
 A man begs for money from a woman at a train station, and she is frightened and walks away. A young boy begs for money at a train station.
 A large dog barks and snarls at a man. A man yells at his film crew and other people in several scenes. A man is accused of kidnapping a young boy. A man and a boy run away from police in a couple of scenes.
 A cake is spilled onto a floor, it splatters and a man slips and falls. A man urinating in a urinal (we hear trickle) tries to answer his cell phone and drops it in the urinal. A man spills coffee on another man's computer, it sparks and the screen goes black.
 A man eats an oyster and a large prawn, he gags and twitches when eating the oyster and then crunches the entire prawn (shell and all) while diners around him look on with disgust. A man dumps several raw oysters into a woman's purse (we see them floating as she reaches in to get her phone and we hear her scream. A man scoops coffee and whipped cream off a computer keyboard and back into his cup.


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LANGUAGE 1 - 1 scatological term (1 in French and not translated), 2 mild exclamations (darn), name-calling (idiot, duck).


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SUBSTANCE USE - An obviously drunk man carrying a bottle of alcohol stumbles through a train station. A man holds a cigarette (we don't see him smoke).


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DISCUSSION TOPICS - Klutzy people, adventures, vacations, accidental separation (parent and child), friendship, trust, kidnapping, dreams.

MESSAGE - Friendship can be found in unusual places. Accidents can actually help improve certain circumstances.

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Be aware that while we do our best to avoid spoilers it is impossible to disguise all details and some may reveal crucial plot elements.

We've gone through several editorial changes since we started covering films in 1992 and older reviews are not as complete & accurate as recent ones; we plan to revisit and correct older reviews as resources and time permits.

Our ratings and reviews are based on the theatrically-released versions of films; on video there are often Unrated, Special, Director's Cut or Extended versions, (usually accurately labelled but sometimes mislabeled) released that contain additional content, which we did not review.


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