Friday, August 24, 2007
I can't drive to freedom
William and I went to see "Mr. Bean's Holiday" at noon today, basically the first screening in the city. It's been a few years since I've done that, but his summer vacation ends in a few days and we're trying to do something birthday related every day this week, fun stuff, you know. Anyways, it's not bad. It has a looser structure, more like the episodes, which is better suited to the humour than his first movie. However, it isn't always a dense with jokes as his show, so you don't find yourself squirming in your seat. Also, the character is rarely as mean or callous as the show, he actually has compassion for some people around him. Willem Defoe is really good in it, Margaret asked if he was funny and, with William listening, I had to say "no" but that I found him funny and so would she, although through William's eyes he could be, he's basically the straight man and as close to being the villain as any character in the film is.