All the films from all the editions, including those subsequently removed, presently totalling 1167. An easy way of seeing how…
Life of Brian
He wasn't the messiah. He was a very naughty boy.
A brilliant parody from the British comedy group Monty Python about the history of (not Jesus but the boy born right next door to The Manger, Brian). A Terry Jones directed film from 1979 that has since gained cult status. What many fans don't know is that this movie might never have happened if not for the financial assistance of George Harrison (of The Beatles).
Almost every cinema lover has his/her Christmas favourite that he/she likes to revisit on an annual basis as if it's part of a tradition. Preferred choice for most is Frank Capra's It's A Wonderful Life, for some it's John McTiernan's Die Hard & for few it's Chris Columbus' Home Alone but, considering the weirdo that I am, the one I keep revisiting on this festive day is Monty Python's Life of Brian.
One of the funniest, silliest & craziest films of all time, Life of Brian is slapstick & satirical humour at its finest, zaniest & sharpest. The film tells the story of Brian Cohen, a jewish man born on the same day & next door to Jesus Christ, who spends his life being mistaken…
The creation of religion in a nut-shell ;D
I think I'm going to change my name to Incontinentia Buttocks.
One of the funniest films ever made.
I have a very close relationship to this film, being one of the favorite films of both of my parents. My mother found it funny much because of the religious components in it, being a teacher in that subject and all. While my dad was just in it for the silliness. With this said I saw this very early on in my life. I found it extremely funny as a kid, even more funny as a teenager, and just hilarious as an adult. I don't know how many times I've seen it, but I know it was many years ago I saw the whole thing. So today I did when I had some spare time. Even thought of plugin in…
My dad didn't laugh once.
This distresses me.
An hour and a half of Python and not a single grin, snigger, giggle etc.
I don't even know who I'm living with anymore.
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Review In A Nutshell:
Comedy is a tricky thing to achieve, as each individual develops their own brand and sensitivities of humour. From the age of 9, I was mainly introduced by the slapstick and childish humour of Adam Sandler and friends, which is why I cannot completely dismiss those films as complete garbage due to the nostalgia factor. As I grew, my comedic tastes have becomes more fine-tuned and become more appreciative of the intelligent and artistic intentions of the writers and actors behind their craft; but in saying that, I am still anchored by the sensibilities of my foundations.
Many consider Life of Brian to be a risky and offensive film,…
Day #1 in my It's a Large World After All Challenge (AKA 30 Days, 30 Countries). Country: England
"He's not the Messiah. He's a very naughty boy! Now, piss off!"
I felt really bad about not watching this movie. I mean I can pretty successfully recite most of Monty Python and The Holy Grail but I just never got around to this one. Well by never got around, I mean I was too lazy. But I finally did. And it was hilarious.
It's typical Monty Python fare, a general plot being used to connected a series of sketches, each funnier and more outrageous than the last, delivered perfectly from the small comedy troupe handling all of the roles. There is…
Comédia fora do normal.
been a while since i have seen this one, and it was pretty funny . i chuckled throughout. not the monty python best movie
A comedic masterpiece that manages to transcend just making fun of the Biblical epic and actually becomes an interesting enough tale in its own right, as ridiculous as it is. Graham Chapman is convincing in the lead and keeps it straight to allow everyone else around him to provide the silliness, and Terry Jones manages to make everything believable from behind the lens. But it is the script, written by the Monty Python assembly that is the real strength of the film, that is just hilarious, with a lot of the humour just coming from social commentary.
Though some of the jokes seem very childish, I found myself laughing many times throughout Life of Brian. I would hesitate to say that this makes fun of Christianity but more so makes fun at some of the movies at the time depicting biblical events. My favorite scene is when Brian is trying to run away from the people but they keep running after him. Good times.
It's always been my least favourite of the Python films, though it's thoroughly entertaining with some certain highlights. Personally, the spaceship scene kills me.
Your first Monty Python movie is always a religious experience. What a movie.
Not my fav of Python's films, but still a silly and zany film.
There is some brilliantly clever writing and acting going on here, but Life of Brian spends more time pushing the envelope than it does ensuring a cohesive narrative.
- A Trip to the Moon
- The Great Train Robbery
- The Birth of a Nation
- Les Vampires
- Citizen Kane
- 2001: A Space Odyssey
- Tokyo Story
- The Rules of the Game
- Grand Illusion
- Seven Samurai
- The Lady Vanishes
- The 400 Blows
The entire Criterion collection organized by spine number.
I don't know why I did this.
Number I've Seen: 186/760 (24%)