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When her majesty's crown jewels are stolen by a conniving Frenchman, who also plans to steal the queen's throne, Johnny English, a bit unseasoned but intensely enthusiastic, is thrown onto the case. Fast cars, high tech gadgets, top secret info - Johnny can hardly believe it. He may be in over his head, but his courage and dedication are unmatched.
PROFANITY: 3 A-words and just a few milder ones. SEX/NUDITY: A man's butt is shown and there is mild talk of making love. VIOLENCE: It's typical James Bond style violence only milder. DRUGS/ALCOHOL: None ACTION: It's similar to the action in a 007 film but there's less of it. COMEDY: It's not hilarious, but it does produce lots of chuckles.
OPINION OVERVIEW The following is the original "What's Worth
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I underestimated how much moviegoers would enjoy Johnny English. These are some outstanding opinions for this silly little comedy. There are quite a few more high opinions and somewhat fewer low opinions than I predicted. I guess moviegoers have seen enough of Rowan Atkinson (Mr. Bean), to know what type of humor they were going to see.
If this looks like the type of movie you would enjoy then DEFINITELY GO SEE JOHNNY ENGLISH! You're in for some goofy, silly fun.
Cinema Review Prediction: (before moviegoer opinions are collected) OK, if you go to see this silly 007 spoof, know that you are going to see LOTS of silliness. It just amazes me when I read the comments people make after seeing these types of movies. Many will invariably comment that it's too silly.
If you enjoy Rowan Atkinson's (Mr. Bean) style of humor, and you enjoy the Pink Panther movies with the bumbling idiot policeman who manages to solve crimes in spite of himself, then I feel confident you will enjoy Johnny English. Notice I said "enjoy" not love. I strongly doubt this movie will receive many real high opinions and it will likely in fact receive quite a few low opinions by those who don't know what to expect. However, I feel most moviegoers interested in this movie will find Johnny English to be quite entertaining and fun.
When her majesty's crown jewels are stolen by a conniving Frenchman (John
Malkovich), who also plans to steal the queen's throne, Johnny English (Rowan
Atkinson), a bit unseasoned but intensely enthusiastic, is thrown onto the case.
Fast cars, high tech gadgets, top secret info - Johnny can hardly believe it. He
may be in over his head, but his courage and dedication are unmatched -
especially after he meets double agent Lorna Campbell (Natalie Imbruglia) and
discovers that falling in love makes saving the nation even more exciting.
In an uncertain world, few things are as dependable as the British Secret
Service. World renowned for the calibre of their agents, the cutting-edge
technology utilized in their weaponry and the international
intelligence-gathering web cast by their cadre of covert communications
operatives, they are one of the last bastions of honor manned with committed
defenders of "the truth."
So when an unthinkable plan to filch the country's beloved Crown Jewels
comes to the Service's attention, the best man for the job, the crème de la
crème of the organization's supersleuths, Agent Number One, is quickly
assigned to the case.
…And is almost as quickly dispatched to six feet under.
Unfortunately for the B.S.S., virtually every other able member of its
esteemed ranks soon joins Agent Number One in the afterworld….nasty business,
bombing a funeral.
Who could be behind such a diabolical plot? Perhaps the same twisted mind
bent on stealing the Crown Jewels?
Now, there is only one man remaining who can even hope to protect his
country, avenge the elimination of all of the Secret Service's spies and
uncover the fiend behind the fiendish plot to make off with the lasting symbols
of the once supreme British empire, the Crown Jewels.
Enter Johnny English. He knows no fear. He knows no danger. He knows