Irreverent satire of Biblical films and religious intolerance focuses on Brian, a Jew in Roman-occupied Judea. After joining up with an anti-Roman political organization, Brian is mistaken for a prophet, and becomes a reluctant Messiah. Written by
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EMI originally signed on as the financial backers. But got cold feet fearing repercussions, given the religious nature of the comedy. EMI was sued, and settled out of court. See more »
During the crucifixion scene at the end, the first line delivered by Otto (of the suicide squad) appears to have been over-dubbed and does not match the line spoken at the time of filming. This is because an earlier scene featuring Otto and the suicide squad was cut, and thus a different line was required to introduce them (spoken by Michael Palin). 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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