Life of Brian movie review - Aussieboyreviews


Monty Python’s Life of Brian is definitely not suited for very religious viewers and will spark controversy. And that’s all due to its blaspheming humour and religiously-themed ridiculousness.


Brian was born on the same night and lived the stable next door to Jesus Christ, and he lives his life being mistaken for the Messiah.

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Movie details

Director: Terry Jones
Cast: Graham Chapman, John Cleese, Terry Gilliam, Eric Idle, Terry Jones, Michael Palin
Writer: Graham Chapman, John Cleese, Terry Gilliam, Eric Idle, Terry Jones, Michael Palin
Release Date (Australia): 22 November 1979
Runtime: 94 minutes/1h 34m
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Language: English, Latin

CONTENT GUIDE (warning: May contain spoilers)

Themes (M)

The film contains thematic content such as crude humour in the form of blasphemy and crude depictions of crucifixion.

Violence (M)

The film contains crude sequences of violence and injury detail, including people being stoned and depictions or dismembered body part with gore detail.

Coarse Language (M)

The film features uses of the words “f**k”, “bastard”, “bitch” and “s**t”.

Nudity (M)

The film contains full frontal male and female nudity, as well as buttocks nudity.

Sex (PG)

The film contains mild crude sexual references including verbal sexual innuendo and a woman preparing to perform oral sex on a man.

mpaa rating

R (for an unknown reasoning)

Aussie boy's thoughts

Nobody’s gonna doubt that this religious satire will slap controversy across the face with its blasphemy, but for while it’s not cancelled, Monty Python’s Life of Brian is absolutely hilarious. Alike how you can say violent, psychological or deep-rooted thriller kinds of movies are not for the faint-hearted, you can undoubtedly say this laughably offensive comedy is not for the highly religious audiences.

Life of Brian is a total parody; the three wise men who originally visit to praise Jesus, instead end up confusingly approaching the stable next to Jesus to praise Brian Cohen, who ends up being falsely believed of being the Messiah. Just from the film’s premise, you can guess it’s going to offend people who are strong in religion, and you’d be correct. This movie is absolutely nuts.

The date is depicted in an absolutely ridiculous fashion; the people use many profanities and are just stupid! Like a spoof comedy, the absolute insanity is what would never happen in real life, which makes it a comedy that entertains and keeps us appealed just with its humour. Again, it’s offensive and will cause controversy, but nearly every scene is wackily memorable.

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