When her majesty's crown jewels are stolen by a conniving Frenchman, who also plans to steal the queen's throne, spy Johnny English, a bit unseasoned but intensely enthusiastic, is thrown onto the... View more >
comic nudity, some crude humor and language
Starring Rowan Atkinson, John Malkovich, Natalie Imbruglia... View more >
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It's so funny!!!!!!
Comes close to a "see now". Some people may not appreciate the humor, but I sure did.
Rowan Atkinson is a very funny comedian from England. I liked the "Mr. Bean" series on PBS, even though I dislike the movie that came out in 1998. But my personal favorite from Atkinson is "Blackadder," which is very funny. But as "Johnny English," Atkinson can only be funny in a few scenes. Not much to laugh at. English is assinged to stop a mad frenchman from taking over the English throne. He is played by John Malkovich in a crediable role. Pop Star Natalie Imbruglia plays English's love intrest.(She had a top 40 hit in the US a few years ago. I saw the video in VH-1) Might as well stare at Imbruglia to get your money's wroth. "Johnny English" doesn't work as a James Bond spy spoof.
I think the guy sitting in front of me at the theater made me laugh more than the movie (he was busting a gut at the most stupid scenes). I'm a HUGE Black Adder and Bean fan, but sadly this is not Rowan at his best...but it's not his fault. It was a bad script - punchlines are seen a mile away - and poor direction.
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