Mr. Beanâ€™s tragic trek across France on his vacation is hilarious, but not that anyone could tell by the box office reception. After opening weekend the film Mr. Beanâ€™s Holiday only came in fourth for the weekendâ€™s box office totals. This is a rather poor showing for a funny man like Rowan Atkins. But then again US audiences never do seem to get British comedy. Letâ€™s not even venture into what usually happens when we try to Americanize a hit show [just remember what happened to Coupling once it hit the US and that will speak volumes].
This funny little flick from across the pond doesnâ€™t seem to have faired much better with critics. This is a case of â€œtime to make up your own mind about a filmâ€ and just to see it. Youâ€™ll laugh [rather often too]. Only thing missing is Teddy [and I hope he was not in the suitcase]. The final scene when everything seems to come together is really rather clever. Check it out and get your giggle on.