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.
Monty Python deliver their absurdity in a series of skits loosely connected together.
It is a little more harder edged than anticipated with some colourful language and full frontal nudity. The comedy quickly becomes tiring and generally devolves into a lot of shouting. Making more of Brian being mistaken for Jesus
|King Costanza|: The finale.
Adoro este tipo de humor, para mi es una pelicula perfecta... no es para todos... pero para mi, es una obra de arte
Always look on the bright side of life.
I enjoyed it. It Was A funny movie and was also fun to watch.
This film is a comedic classic, and we have most likely heard how great it is. I'm going to go over how great it was and how it is better than Holy Grail. The plot of the Holy Grail was fairly basic. Go on a quest to find something. Life of Brian definitely had more to it. The plot was about a dude that's life resembled Jesus in many ways, even though he was clearly not. And his life, like Jesus, wasn't that great. It definitely had more to it, creating a man's life than finding something. The acting is about the same, a they are both from Monty Python, and they brought the same amount of satirical charm. And…
Smart, sincere, and absolutely gut-busting, Life of Brian may well be Monty Python's crowning achievement.
I needed a laugh last night, and I thought some Monty Python would do the trick. I loved the Holy Grail, I thought it was hilarious and I was looking forward to more of their humor with Life of Brian, but also because my first instance with Monty Python was with the song, Always Look on the Bright Side of Life that is in this movie. So I was excited to finally see this movie that included this song.
I don’t like this as much as as I do with Holy Grail, as there are a few moments that didn’t work for me. Mostly dealing with speech impediments where it either lasted too long, or I just didn’t understand what…
The comedy is a bit dated but still I see why people find it funny
Thumbs Up: Over 35 years on and the satire is still a stinging as ever, paving the way for future criticism of religious dogma. Better still, the movie is just flat out hilarious, from "blessed are the cheese-makers" to "alms for an ex-leper", from Brian being chased around by his worshippers to the superb crucifix chorus-line finale. But as for my personal favourite; no matter how many times I see this film, I always lose it when Michael Palin says the name "Incontinentia Buttocks".
Thumbs Down: There's more than a couple of dead spots in the second half, specifically Eric Idle and Terry Gilliam as the jailers and the overlong speech-impediment sequence.
The entire Criterion collection organized by spine number.
I don't know why I did this.
Number I've Seen: 196/776 (25%)