Mr. Bean, played by Rowan Atkinson, is a stupid, clumsy child trapped in a man's body.
He has the tendency to screw things up. When he does, he tries to fix them in ways that only make it worse.
Despite only having fourteen episodes, "Mr. Bean" was a VERY successful TV series, developing a well-deserved reputation for its excellent visual humour!
His comedy is physical, derived mostly from his innovative solutions to ordinary problems.
Bean is for kids. Bean is for adults who wish they were still kids. Bean is for anyone who wants to laugh.
He has almost no idea of what he puts other people through, he can't help it.
The movie shows us one thing that is never seen in the TV show: a job.
In the TV show, all the situations he finds himself in are in his free time, as if he doesn't work for a living.
Since the movie needs a plot, Bean is given a job to do.
The movie begins with Bean as a security guard at an art museum.
Of course things don't go well when Mr. Bean arrives in America.
Watchable for me is that one heck of a decent American cast has been assembled around Rowan Atkinson and it is the humour of Peter MacNicol trying to deal with Mr. Bean which is more entertaining.
The bottom line is that Bean fans and non-Bean fans will find different things in the movie to laugh at.