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 the one I keep going back to 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 for a prophet & becomes…
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.
Well, at least now I can tell people that I've tried. Silly people doing silly things, it's really not for me. A film made from a few sketches here and there is just too messy for my taste. I know, I know. I must be fun at parties. Yeah, I guess Life of Brian has the merit of being original, and brave enough to parody such a controversial subject. The film also does not resort to penis and fart jokes which seems to be an obsession of modern comedies. For that, I truly think the Monty Python series deserves all the praise it got.
2 stars for incontinentia buttocks. Off I go to bed now, had been struggling to stay awake through this.
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.
Working my way alphabetically through my movie shelf as I get ready for work in the mornings. This one's always a pleasure, though I'll reveal myself as a cretin when I mention that I like this one less than both Holy Grail and Meaning of Life. That said, it's the strongest film and story on its own merits of those three, and I think I enjoy the Lazarus bit as much as anything Python did. And I don't mean to damn the flick. It's excellent. I just seem to get more laughs on repeat viewings of Holy Grail and Meaning of Life....
If the tries for more uproarious humor aren't quite as successful as they may have been when I was watching it as a young teen ("Biggus....Dickus") then the look of horror on John Cleese's face when Dickus goes to read the super-sibilant list of miscreants is more than compensation enough.
It was surprising to me how often I laughed out loud at pieces of dialogue that aren't particularly remembered as "classic" but show the talent of the Pythons at, in spite of the fact that each of the actors was playing 6 or more roles, being completely committed to the one they were playing at that moment. The petty arguments within the People's Front of Judea are generally highlights of…
It is better than Monty Python & the Holy Grail because it is funnier.
I must admit, I was a little disappointed by this film, having seen all of its positive reviews and having seen some of Monty Python's other work. The film is still hilarious in it's own right, considerably better than a lot of what America churns out, but it really it fell a little short. The premise for the film was funny, with an average man being mistaken for the Messiah, which was an up side. Another good thing was that the Python's still didn't hold back from using ideas so wacky and so absurd that they couldn't be anything except hysterically funny. Although, some unnecessary sexual humour and less funny types of comedy kept slipping into the mix and taking…
a goldmine of quotes and absurd humour
monty python <3
Monty Python's Life of Brian would appear on the surface to be one of the most blasphemous films imaginable. In reality, though, the "blasphemy" of the film is actually quite tame, as its far more of a biting satire of organized religion. Regardless of the views on the film being blasphemous or not, one thing is certain: it is one of the funniest films ever made.
Monty Python and the Holy Grail probably has a few more memorable moments than this film does, but that's a result of how that film is constructed. Holy Grail is more of an extended episode of the Flying Circus program with a running theme. Life of Brian has much more of a narrative story…
'Alright, I am the Messiah. Now fuck off!' - Brian Cohen
A brilliant satire. The best performance probably comes from John Cleese as several characters, but best of all Reg, the lead rebel. I love the famous 'what have the Romans done for us?' scene. The whole thing had me crying with laughter. And who could possibly complain at seeing Sue Jones-Davies naked?
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Like in The Holy Grial, Life of Brian is a combination of so-silly-they're-great and just plain silly moments. But unlike The Holy Grial, here the plain sily moments are more, and the great, funny ones are less. Anyways, I have to say it: The "Romans, go home" scene is priceless.
The entire Criterion collection organized by spine number.
I don't know why I did this.
Number I've Seen: 194/776 (25%)