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Monty Python's The Meaning of Life

  • Comedy
  • Musical
  • 1983
  • Terry Jones
  • 86 mins
  • 18

Summary

The Python team examines the trials and tribulations of human life in their usual irreverent comic style. Written by and starring Graham Chapman, John Cleese, Terry Gilliam, Eric Idle, Terry Jones and Michael Palin.

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Review

A star rating of 3 out of 5.

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.

Credits

Cast

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Graham ChapmanGraham Chapman
John CleeseJohn Cleese
Terry GilliamTerry Gilliam
Eric IdleEric Idle
Terry JonesTerry Jones
Michael PalinMichael Palin

Crew

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DirectorTerry Jones

Details

Theatrical distributor
U.I.P. (UK)
Released on
1983-07-07
Languages
English
Guidance
May be edited for language, violence and nudity.
Available on
video, DVD and Blu-ray
Formats
Colour

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