Monty Python's Life of Brian

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"He's not the messiah...he's just a naughty boy."
  • R
  • 1979
  • 1 hr 34 min
  • 8.0  (420,174)
  • 77

Monty Python's Life of Brian is a British comedy film from 1979. It features an all-star cast of comedic actors including Graham Chapman, John Cleese, and Michael Palin. The film is a satire of religion and religious fanaticism, and takes place in ancient Judea during the time of the Roman Empire. The story revolves around Brian Cohen, played by Graham Chapman. Brian is a young Jewish man who was born on the same day and at the same time as Jesus Christ. However, unlike Jesus, Brian is just an ordinary guy with no special abilities or divine powers. He is frustrated with his life and feels that he is living in a time of great oppression and injustice.

One day, Brian stumbles across a group of people who are mistaking him for the messiah. The group, which calls itself the People's Front of Judea, is convinced that Brian is the savior they have been waiting for, and they start to follow him around and ask him for miracles.

Brian is reluctant to accept their adoration, but he finds himself drawn into their cause despite himself. Along the way, he meets a variety of characters, including a group of zealots who are plotting to overthrow the Roman occupiers and a group of Palestinian terrorists who are attacking the Roman soldiers.

The film uses a lot of humor to poke fun at religion, politics, and the human condition. It is often irreverent and sometimes shocking, but it is always hilarious. There are several classic scenes in the film, including the famous "What have the Romans ever done for us?" speech, which is both funny and thought-provoking.

Monty Python's Life of Brian is a brilliant satire that still resonates with audiences today. Its message about the dangers of religious extremism and the importance of individual freedom is as relevant now as it was in 1979. The film is a must-see for anyone who loves comedy and wants to explore some of the more serious issues facing our world today.

Monty Python's Life of Brian is a 1979 comedy with a runtime of 1 hour and 34 minutes. It has received mostly positive reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 8.0 and a MetaScore of 77.

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