I've always considered it the group's nadir; it seems toothlessly silly.
Monty Python's Life of Brian (1979)
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Consensus: One of the more cutting=edge films of the 1970s, this religious farce from the classic comedy troupe is as poignant as it is funny and satirical.
Runtime: 1 hr. 34 min.
Theatrical Release: Aug 1, 1979 Wide
Box Office: $0.4M
Synopsis: Brian is born in a stable on Christmas, right next to You Know Who. Thewise men appear and begin to distribute gifts. The star moves further, sothey... Brian is born in a stable on Christmas, right next to You Know Who. Thewise men appear and begin to distribute gifts. The star moves further, sothey take it all back and move on. This is how Brian's life goes. The Jewsare looking for a release from the Romans, Spiritual and political decay,keep looking for signs and a group decides Brian is the Messiah. He cannotconvince them he is not. He joins the Peoples' Front of Judea, one ofseveral dozen separatist groups who actually do nothing, but really hatethe Romans. While not about Jesus, it is about those who hadn't time, orinterest to listen to his message. Many Political and Social comments. [More]
Starring: Kenneth Colley, Spike Milligan, George Harrison, Terence Bayler, Carol Cleveland, Susan Jones, Chris Langham, Andrew MacLachlan, Bernard McKenna, Gwen Taylor, John Young, Graham Chapman, John Cleese, Terry Gilliam, Eric Idle, Neil Innes, Terry Jones, Charles Knode, Charles McKeown, Michael Palin, Peter Brett
Director: Terry Jones
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