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A Liar's Autobiography: The Untrue Story of Monty Python's Graham Chapman (2012)

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An animated, factually incorrect biography of Graham Arthur Chapman, one of the founding members of the comedy group Monty Python.

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Himself / Exploding Don / David Frost (voice)
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Himself / Graham's Mother / Biggles / Anatomy Don / Enormous Peter (voice)
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Himself / Graham's Father / Interview Don #1 / Hibbern / Queen Mother (voice)
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An animated, factually incorrect biography of Graham Arthur Chapman, one of the founding members of the comedy group Monty Python.

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Rated R for strong and crude sexual content including graphic animated sequences, language and some violent images | See all certifications »
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8 February 2013 (UK)  »

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$5,102 (USA) (2 November 2012)

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$5,102 (USA) (2 November 2012)
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The audio under the opening credits is from a sketch Chapman regularly used to perform, where he would ask a live audience at the start of the show to give him '30 seconds of abuse', as this would save time later on. For the film, specially recorded abuse was added from John Cleese, Michael Palin, Terry Jones (shouting Medieval curse words), Terry Gilliam, Carol Cleveland and David Sherlock, Chapman's former partner. One of the investors in the film can also be heard shouting "I want my f**king money back!" See more »

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Sigmund Freud's name is misspelled as "Seigmund Freud" in the opening title sequence and closing credits. See more »

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References Monty Python and the Holy Grail (1975) See more »

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Medical Love Song
Written by Graham Chapman, Terry Jones, Eric Idle
Performed by Graham Chapman
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Disappointing
21 November 2012 | by (Cape Town, South Africa) – See all my reviews

I'm a big Monty Python fan but I haven't yet read A Liar's Autobiography (Volume VI).

I was very disappointed with the film as it lacks any of the Monty Python charm. It feels more like a Spike Milligan book, but lacking that crucial, undefinable charm which draws you into a madman's world. It only made me wistful to watch some actual Monty Python. However there is somewhat of a spooky feel in that the film is narrated by Graham Chapman himself, who became an ex parrot in 1989.

The film is mostly animated using multiple styles of animation. Fans of Terry Gilliam animation will be disappointed to see a lack of this style though. There are a number of very crude jokes and references in this film, again lacking the charm to make them truly funny.

The film is somewhat reminiscent of the film Yellow Submarine (1968) and perhaps a sober state of mind is not recommended when watching this film. I highly recommend the Spike Milligan novels as well as any of the Monty Python films or shows.


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