A list of Edgar Wright's favorite 1000 Movies per his list on Mubi on July 27th, 2016.
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.
How shall we fuck off, O Lord?
Almost 40 years later and it's as relevant today as it ever was. It's not just that it's hysterically funny in typical Monty Python fashion, but probably has a more intelligent view on religion than most people. Then again maybe it's just blasphemous... but if you're going to hell you might as well be entertained on your way there.
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…
A hysterically funny satire on faith, religion and its followers, "Life of Brian" takes the best parts of "Holy Grail", the characterisations, and exaggerates them so that the hilarity is exceeded. I wasn't won over by "Holy Grail" in the way that I was here - I found myself succumbing to the goofiness and absurdities on display. The story of Brian, a man who gets mistaken for a messiah and a higher being in religious circles, keeps getting funnier the more you think about it.
"He had eyes and legs and hands and feet". Oh, Brian.
Maybe the greatest intro ever made?
Decent comedy in the wandering, dreamy style of 70s comedies.
Sometimes I think the reason religion tends to make things go screwy is because humans are too flawed to make proper use of it. Regardless of whether God is real.
This is what comedy is all about, edginess, satire, absurdity and nonsense. Monty Python's Life of Brian has it all and it all works fantastically!
So imaginative and silly, although the jokes in this film don't hit as hard as in some of their earlier work, this is still a comedy film to be remembered for many more years to come.
Nobody breaks the fourth wall like Monty Python, nobody can be as wacky as them and make it work without seeming overly stupid and coming off as awkward.
Filled with that British humour we all know and love, in all of its craziness and amazing comedy there is still a fair share of satire and social commentary in this film that makes it even more remarkable and memorable
Monty Python are comedy geniuses and this film is a showcase of their geniality.
I remember seeing most of all of this in my youth at a friends house, a guy who was so into Monty Python. As a much older guy now, a lot of the humor here falls so flat. Still, it's much better than Time Bandits, which I also viewed for the first time a day before. That film was just a massive wreck of midgets and inane action sequences.
A fantastic, hilarious film. Acting almost as a continuation of Monty Python and The Holy Grail, this story again set in the past uses the same wonderful humor that is beloved by fans across the globe. Absolutely laugh out loud hilarious throughout.
What a genius movie!! It's the only thing I can say about this movie, genius work...
I want to watch a fun movie.
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