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Monty Python's The Meaning of Life (1997)

| Comedy, Musical
The British troupe's sketches include themes of gluttony, birth control, total insignificance and, of course, the meaning of life.

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The British troupe's sketches include themes of gluttony, birth control, total insignificance and, of course, the meaning of life.

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Released with The Crimson Permanent Assurance, a short film made as a homage to pirate films of old. See more »

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Spun-off from The Meaning of Life (1983) See more »

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Written and Performed by Eric Idle & Tom Scott
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Amplify the Ping Machine!
15 April 2014 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I really don't think there is a better exposure you can get to British humor than the Python group and while I'm sure I'll be threatened with many a flesh wound, this movie is their most hilarious, mostly because instead of telling a cohesive story, it contains shorter vignettes of the stages of life that allowed them to pack in the lunacy without being contained within an extended storyline. There's the absurd and unsentimental miracle of birth, bashing Catholics and a musical number about sperm, live demonstration in a sexual education class, the casual nature of British military commanders, the repulsive last meal of the world's fattest man, organ donation and finally, death and a glimpse of heaven. So much timeless ridiculousness. If you haven't seen it, get your head out of your arse and do. 9/10


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