Parents' Guide to

Bean

By Nell Minow, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 11+

Bean's first movie adventure has slapstick, gross-out humor.

Movie PG-13 1997 89 minutes
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Community Reviews

age 11+

Based on 8 parent reviews

age 17+

Every of Mr.Bean movie or flims are masterpiece

age 10+

Great movie, but surgery scene

This is a fun movie, however some parts are NOT for young kids. There is a surgery scene in this.

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (8 ):
Kids say (25 ):

The character Bean -- or Mr. Bean -- is something of a throwback to the classic silent film comedians. A childlike man who is unabashedly consumed with enjoying himself, and incapable of considering the consequences for others, he developed a cult-like status with his U.K. TV series during the 1990s. In an effort to make the character more appealing to a U.S. audience, here the producers send Bean to Los Angeles for his cinematic debut. The result is uncomfortably uneven.

The plot is an excuse for what is really a series of slapstick sketches involving very little dialogue but many funny faces and physical contortions, and a lot of potty humor and general grossness. This movie will be most successful with kids who are already familiar with the character and appreciate that kind of comedy. However, other kids may be very uncomfortable with the gross and embarrassing situations.

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