The story of Brian of Nazareth, born on the same day as Jesus of Nazareth, who takes a different path in life that leads to the same conclusion. Brian joins a political resistance movement aiming to get the Romans out of Judea. Brian scores a victory of sorts when he manages to paint political slogans on an entire wall in the city of Jerusalem. The movement is not very effective but somehow Brian becomes a prophet and gathers his own following. His fate is sealed however and he lives a very short life. Written by
During the Mr. Papadopolous scene (played by George Harrison), Michael Palin's son Tom appears uncredited. (Tom Palin was the only Python child that wanted to be in the film.) Michael Palin later joked that at least his son would be able to tell people he appeared in a scene with both the Pythons and one of The Beatles. See more »
When the crowd of people that follow Brian claim he is performing miracles a blind man says he is healed. When he falls into the hole you can see there is a stunt mat there to break his fall. See more »
While Quest for the Holy Grail was funny because it was so low-budgetty and silly, Life of Brian is more advanced and with a greater variation of humour. It also has a bigger budget, which is great to see. Every scene looks realistic, and the sets (someone said they were formerly used by "The Last Temptation of Christ?) are great.
Almost every line in this movie is a classic, and all of them very quotable. The characters are hilarious, and out-of-this world zany.The plot is good, and contrary to the Holy Grail, it actually comes to a satisfying conclusion.
The movie also dares to joke about religion. No, they don't joke about Jesus or God, but about the believers in them. The line "I say you are Messiah, and I should know. I've followed a few" is so spot-on it hurts(when I laugh).
All in all, watch this. This is possibly the funniest movie ever created. You can't afford to miss it.
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