Monday, December 29, 2008

Review of an Important New Movie

By new, I mean a movie released in the last 20 years - in this case 2007, so very new indeed.

Mr. Bean' s Holiday is a beautiful, moving, meaningful movie on the phase of the life of Mr. Mister Bean, an English gentleman suffering from autism who wins a vacation to the Cannes Film Festival.  Have others seen it? This is such a cultivated crowd, perhaps all of you have. If you haven't I don't want to spoil the plot. I will say that the film includes one of the most powerful performances of the aria " O mio babbino caro"  from the opera Gianni Schicchi that could ever be, performed by Bean himself. I can't imagine any coloratura soprano doing it better. Let me know if you think the violence is excessive.

So, has anybody seen it?


Innes said...

i'll add it to my netflix queue!

Lynnis said...

I'd like to consider myself a well rounded individual, but I have not seen this! I must add it to my queue as well.