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Film Review - Monty Pythons Life of Brian. Marketed in Sweden as the film so funny that it was banned in Norway, theres no denying that the Pythons offend as many people as possible in this tall tale, from Christians to Jews, which will undoub

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Monty Python's Life of Brian Released: November 8th, 1979 Certificate: 15 Starring and Written By: Graham Chapman, John Cleese, Terry Gilliam, Eric Idle, Terry Jones, Michael Palin Director: Terry Jones From the makers of Monty Python's Flying Circus and Monty Python and the Holy Grail comes Monty Python's Life of Brian, following, as the title suggests, the life of a man named Brian (Chapman). Born just next door to Jesus on the original Christmas day, he spends his half his life being mistaken as the Messiah by the people of Jerusalem and the other half under the thumb of his boorish mother, Mandy (Jones), in this hilarious eclectic satire. ...read more.

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But let's take a step back from the inevitable bedlam Life of Brian will cause, and adjust the focus of our metaphorical film camera on the outstanding performances once again provided by the comical Monty Python troupe. In total, the six members played over 40 various characters, including Chapman as Brian; Cleese as Reg, the leader of The People's Front of Judea (not to be confused with The Popular People's Front, or even The Judean People's Front); Gilliam as Frank, a member of The People's Front of Judea; Idle as Stan, another member of The People's Front of Judea - who just wants to fight for ...read more.

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turns to Brian and exclaims 'Cheer up, Brian. You know what they say!' before breaking into a rendition of the now-famous 'Always Look on the Bright Side of Life'. Sung at football matches and funerals, this song has become almost as popular as Life of Brian itself! Almost being the key word, of course. The song fits perfectly, and is even a little ironic considering the predicament Brian finds himself in as the screen fades to black. But of course, you'd have to watch the film and judge for yourself, wouldn't you? ?? ?? ?? ?? ...read more.

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