Monty Python's The Meaning of Life

Monty Python's The Meaning of Life

Terry Jones (1983)

18 Certificate


Our Score
This pick 'n' mix selection of comedy sketches by the anarchic, surrealistic team of John Cleese, Terry Gilliam, Eric Idle, Terry Jones, Michael Palin and Graham Chapman explores the stages of human existence, ranging from conception to death. It's British humour at its most tasteless and occasionally brilliant - the sequence in which a financial institution is boarded by swashbuckling pirates is superb, while the one in which a glutton explosively overeats is wholly nasty. An acquired taste.


A series of sketches examining mankind's secrets and taboos through the trials of life from conception to death. Surreal comedy, starring the Python team of Michael Palin, Graham Chapman, John Cleese, Eric Idle, Terry Jones and Terry Gilliam. Featuring introductory short film The Crimson Permanent Assurance.

Cast & Crew

Graham Chapman Graham Chapman
John Cleese John Cleese
Terry Gilliam Terry Gilliam
Eric Idle Eric Idle
Terry Jones Terry Jones
Michael Palin Michael Palin
Director Terry Jones
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Other Information

Language: EnglishColourTheatrical distributor: U.I.P. (UK)Guidance: May be edited for language, violence and nudity.Available on: video, DVD and Blu-ray