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Monty Python's 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…
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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,…
vida de Brian es desternillante, absurda, surrealista, magnífica.
¿Qué se puede decir de esta película que no esté dicho ya? Mucho más que la suma de sus partes. ‘La vida de Brian’ es una sátira gamberra que arranca la risa con mucha facilidad. Compuesta a base de sketches, esta comedia aborda lo sagrado desde el chiste. Lo divino de las escrituras es aquí una parodia delirante.
Religión y política son abordadas por el conjunto de personajes de los Monty Python. Con un doble fondo, la película aporta un catálogo de escenas surrealistas tronchaste. ¿Recomendable? No, imprescindible. Una cruz por persona.
This film would top a list if I made a list of the best comedy movies ever made, and since I originally had Holy Grail in my top ten movies of all time, and this film made me laugh as much if not more than that film, this film would also probably be in my top ten films of all time.
There is really not much to say about a film like this other than every joke works. Not once was a joke told that i did not find funny at all, every scene does what it intends perfectly, be it due to comedic timing or performance or just perfect use of irony and satire every scene gets a massive laugh from me.
Next on my watch list will be 'Meaning of Life' since I am on a Monty Python binge at the moment and I am loving every moment of it, they truly are the masters of comedy
A fantastic satire, which pokes fun at religious hypocrisy, dogma and stupidity.
"Okay, sir, my final offer: half a shekel for an old ex-leper?"
"Did you say, 'ex-leper'?"
"That's right, sir. 16 years behind a veil and proud of it, sir."
"Well, what happened?"
"Oh, cured, sir."
"Yes, sir. Bloody miracle, sir. Bless you!"
"Who cured you?"
"Jesus did, sir. I was hopping along, minding my own business, all of a sudden, up he comes, cures me! One minute I'm a leper with a trade, next minute my livelihood's gone. Not so much as a by-your-leave! 'You're cured, mate.' Bloody do-gooder."
Monty Python's Life of Brian was so much better than I'd ever expected. It's funny, but it's also surprisingly reverent when it comes to the teachings of Christ, because, quite…
There is simply no period more than 60 seconds without laughing out loud. Bvilliant comedy! One of the greatest.
blessed are the cheesemakers
About time I watched this.
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