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
The shots of all the people walking towards the mount at the beginning of the movie were accidental. It was late afternoon when they were shooting this scene, and suddenly, all the Tunisian extras left, as all the women had to prepare dinner for their families. The sweeping shots at the beginning of the Sermon on the Mount sequence are of all the extras returning to the set. See more »
When a nude Brian speaks with his followers and his mother comes storming into the room, a Star of David is visible on the wall of the room. The Star of David didn't become a symbol of Judaism until the Middle Ages. 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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