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Bean 1997: My Laughter Medicine

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I have heard it said that laughter works like medicine: getting some belly laughs is actually good for your health. This movie well qualifies to be used as laughter medicine, at least it does for me. I have watched it countless times, and it still never fails to give me some "treatment."

BEAN, also known as BEAN: The Movie is a transition of the quirky British comedy character, Mr. Bean, from a popular TV series onto the big screen. I would say the transition is very successful. Both TV show fans and those who have never heard of Mr. Bean can enjoy the movie. Mr. Bean, brought to life by Rowan Atkinson, is a weird-behaving fellow prone to disaster, which he usually makes worse by trying to cover up or remedy the situation. He has a job at an art museum, as we learn from the film, where he "sits in the corner and looks at paintings" (no one in their right mind would entrust him more than that). In fact, the museum's staff is so sick of Bean that they send him away to California, presenting him as an art scholar. The unsuspecting Americans make the fatal mistake of letting him come near a 50 million dollar painting... The rest defies description and therefore needs to be watched.