Russell Brand: Messiah Complex

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  • TV-MA
  • 2013
  • 1 hr 39 min
  • 7.3  (1,160)

Russell Brand: Messiah Complex is a stand-up comedy film released in 2013 starring the British comedian Russell Brand. The film follows Brand as he performs in front of live audiences across the world, discussing various topics such as politics, religion, and most notably, the concept of messianic figures in history. The film is divided into segments that take place in different locations across the globe. The first segment takes place in New York City, where Brand recounts his experiences growing up in the city and his distaste for the current political climate. He discusses his admiration for revolutionary figures such as Che Guevara and Gandhi, and how they inspire him to speak out against systems that he perceives as unjust.

Next, the film transitions to Brand's performance in London, where he discusses the concept of messianic figures throughout history. He talks about how these figures often arise during times of great turmoil, and how they use their charisma and persuasive abilities to inspire change. He then goes on to explain how he believes that he himself is a messianic figure, due to his ability to connect with people on a deep level and inspire them to think differently about the world around them.

The film then moves to Los Angeles, where Brand discusses religion and spirituality. He talks about his admiration for Eastern philosophy, particularly Buddhist teachings, and how he believes that we should all strive to be more mindful and compassionate individuals. He then goes on to criticize organized religion, arguing that it often causes more harm than good and is responsible for much of the world's violence and conflict.

Finally, the film concludes in Johannesburg, South Africa, where Brand discusses the state of the world and the importance of love and unity. He talks about how we are all interconnected, and how the problems we face as a society cannot be solved by hatred or violence. He then performs a song dedicated to Nelson Mandela, who he sees as an embodiment of the messianic figure.

Overall, Russell Brand: Messiah Complex is a thought-provoking and entertaining film that showcases Russell Brand's unique talent as a comedian and social commentator. While some of the concepts he discusses may be controversial, his passion and conviction shines through in every performance, making for an engaging and inspiring viewing experience.

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    7.3  (1,160)