The Pythons set their sights on the Greatest Story Ever Told in this parody about the history of, not Jesus, but the boy born right next door to the manger, Brian. After a series of absurd events he is mistaken for the promised messiah.
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Such a strange, interesting piece of comedy. The first time a heard about it, was from a sunday school teacher, it was one of his favorite movies. This never takes, like Monty Python never does, the obvious path. It is hilarious, surprising. Heretic, in the best meaning of the word. Does not feel like an attack to Christianity. Maybe, like when I first heard of it, some christians might even laugh harder. Some not.
Cheer up, Brian. You know what they say: some things in life are bad. They can really make you mad. Other things just make you swear and curse. When you're chewing on life's gristle, don't grumble; give a whistle, and this'll help things turn out for the best. And... always look on the bright side of life...
A fantastically witty and funny film, as entertaining as it is efficient in deconstructing the idiotic and moronic principles that are the basis of modern Abrahamic religions. A masterpiece of film making and satire.
One of the great satires about religion, heresy, and funny enough even communism...coming from the six comedic geniuses of Monty Python. I can only quote what Python member and director Terry Jones said about the film,"'Life of Brian' isn't blasphemous because it doesn’t touch on belief at all. It is heretical, because it touches on dogma and the interpretation of belief, rather than belief itself."
4,5 masterful religious satire, exactly the way it is supposed to be.
later edit: just watching a debate with John Cleese, Michael Palin and some religious dumbasses regarding this film.Cleese:" 400 years ago we'd have been burnt for this film. I suggest we'd make an advance." Hilarious!