Monty Python's Life of Brian

Monty Python's Life of Brian

DVD - 1999
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The Pythons satirize religion, capital punishment, revolutionary politics, terrorism, graffiti, science fiction, and a host of other topics through the story of Brian, a first-century Judean.

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lvryanj
Jan 23, 2020

Glad it was over!

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CadenceSF
Sep 16, 2019

Bwiwiant!!

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swyckl
Sep 11, 2019

I liked this comedy. It has great british humor.

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loella
Aug 28, 2019

I saw this back in the '80s, though some years after it was new, and was underimpressed. Having seen it again, I won't revise my opinion. Life of Brian just isn't as cock-a-snook, out-of-left-field funny as either Holy Grail or, especially, The Meaning of Life. Too much of it depends on the gag that presents revolution in Judea as a mirror-image forebear of revolution in mid-twentieth-century America, dissipating all its best intentions in fissiparous factionalism. Maybe Monty Python ultimately lost its nerve when dealing with Christianity and, by extension, Judaism. In fact, MP really isn't up to lampooning Judaism. This movie is a flop, pure and simple, because MP couldn't rise to the occasion it set for itself. --Ray Olson

"He's not the Messiah! He's a very naughty boy!" "Wewease Wogew!"

Comedy gold, but even funnier is that this film was picketed when it was released (weweased?) here in Tulsa, by people without a sense of humor. {Note: The correct title of the movie is "Monty Python's Life of Brian."}

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2004modena360
Mar 03, 2019

After reading Eric Idle's "sortabiography" we were looking forward to watching Life of Brian. We knew going in that it would seem dated but so what, these guys are really creative. More importantly there were no subtitles and the audio was so poor that we just couldn't get through more than fifteen minutes. To be fair, my hearing isn't what it used to be so you'll likely have better luck than me.

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jeffi22
Jan 02, 2018

Love Monty Python and haven't watched this in years. Had to turn on subtitles but still hilarious. Wish there were more/better deleted scenes on extras.
Topical satire today with the discussion of the "Judean People's Front" vs. "People's Front of Judea", transgender, meeting bureaucracy...
Forgot that "always look on the bright side of life" is from this
I think I like Holy Grail and Meaning of Life better, but it is tough to compare they are different types of comedies...

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Maoisdead
Apr 23, 2017

Genius. And they never say Jesus' name once. A primer in religion. And very very funny.

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Calvacade
Apr 23, 2017

Monty Python delivers the group's sharpest and smartest satire of both religion and Hollywood's epic films.

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VonHafenstaaad
Apr 23, 2017

One of Python's best films. "I'm Brian, and so's my wife!" :)

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Monolith
Sep 26, 2013

(A crowd is listening to Jesus speak) Mrs. Big Nose: "Don't pick your nose!" Mr. Big Nose: "I wasn't pickin' my nose! I was scratchin' it!" Mrs. Big Nose: "You was pickin' it, while you was talkin' to that lady!" Mr. Big Nose: "I wasn't!" Mrs. Big Nose: "Leave it alone! Give it a rest!" Stan: "Do you mind? I can't 'ear a word he's sayin'!" Mrs. Big Nose: "Don't you 'Do you mind' me! I was talkin' to my 'usband!" Stan: "Well, go and talk to 'im somewhere else! I can't 'ear a bloody thing!" Mr. Big Nose: "Don't you swear at my wife!" Stan: "I was only askin' 'er to shut up, so we can 'ear what he's sayin', 'Big Nose'." Mrs. Big Nose: "Don't you call my 'usband 'Big Nose'!" Stan: "Well, he 'as got a big nose!" Man #1 (trying to hear Jesus): "Would you be quiet, please. What was that?" Stan: "I don't know; I was too busy talkin' to 'Big Nose'." Man #2: "I think it was: 'Blessed are the cheese-makers'!" (cont'd)

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Monolith
Sep 26, 2013

(A crowd is listening to Jesus speak) (cont'd) Wife: "What's so special about the cheese-makers?" Husband: "Well, obviously, it's not meant to be taken literally -- it refers to any manufacturer of... dairy products." Stan: "See? If you 'adn't been goin' on, we'd 'ave 'eard that, 'Big Nose'!" Mr. Big Nose: "Say that once more -- I'll smash your bloody face in!" Stan: "Better keep listening; might be a bit about 'Blessed are the Big Noses'." Brian: "Lay off him!" Stan: "Oh, you're not so bad yourself, cock-face... Where are you two from? 'Nose City'?" Mr. Big Nose: "One more time, mate! I'll take you to the f*ckin' cleaners!" Mrs. Big Nose: "Language! And don't pick your nose!"

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bdls206
Jul 16, 2012

Brian: I am NOT the Messiah!
Arthur: I say you are Lord, and I should know. I've followed a few.

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bdls206
Jul 16, 2012

Brian: Have I got a big nose, Mum?
Brian?s mother: Stop thinking about sex!
Brian: I wasn't!
Brian?s mother: You're always on about it. "Will the girls like this? Will the girls like that? Is it too big? Is it too small? "

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bdls206
Jul 16, 2012

Reg: All right, but apart from the sanitation, medicine, education, wine, public order, irrigation, roads, the fresh water system and public health, what have the Romans ever done for us?
Attendee: Brought peace?
Reg: Oh, peace - shut up!
Reg: There is not one of us who would not gladly suffer death to rid this country of the Romans once and for all.
Dissenter: Uh, well, one.
Reg: Oh, yeah, yeah, there's one. But otherwise, we're solid.

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Jul 16, 2012

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bdls206
Jul 16, 2012

Brian is born on the original Christmas, in the stable next door. He spends his life being mistaken for a messiah.

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hur74Vety
Jun 15, 2010

Sexual Content: This title contains Sexual Content.

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