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Johnny English

Yes, Mr. Bean talks. And he even has a real name! In this spy spoof, Rowan Atkinson is finally given a lead role with a voice. However, his character Johnny English doesn't stray far from the bumbling idiot he's repeatedly played in the British sitcom. Get the movie review and more. »

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Overall: B-
Violence: C+
Sexual Content: B-
Language: B-
Drugs/Alcohol: B+
Run Time: 87
Theater Release: 17 Jul 2003
Video Release: 28 Feb 2012
MPAA Rating: PG
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After watching a movie with your children or students, we encourage parents and teachers to look for education opportunities to teach with movies. Here are a few discussion topics that can help with lesson plans or teaching in the home.

Two of the film’s screenwriters also worked on the James Bond films, Die Another Day and The World is Not Enough. What similarities did you see between those movies and this spy spoof? While both “heroes” are extremes of reality, which one do you most relate to?

Johnny dreams of being the agency"s number one man. What had he done to prepare for the moment of truth when it arrived? What secret dream do you have? What are you doing to help that dream ultimately happen?

Humor of this type requires a straight man to play along side the comedian. How does the Bough character enhance the storyline? What other comedy teams can you think of that include both a jokester and his sidekick?

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