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Not the Messiah: He's a Very Naughty Boy (2010)

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A comic oratorio inspired by Monty Python's Monty Python's Life of Brian (1979) filmed at its only European performance at the Royal Albert Hall in October 2009 to celebrate 40 years of Monty Python.

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Aubrey Powell
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Eric Idle ... Baritonish / Stan aka Loretta / Bob Dylan / Ben
Michael Palin ... Mrs. Betty Palin / Julius Caesar / Bevis
Terry Jones ... Workingman / Mexican / Mountie
Terry Gilliam ... Not an Individual / Mexican / Mountie
Shannon Mercer Shannon Mercer ... Judith - Soprano
Rosalind Plowright Rosalind Plowright ... Mandy Cohen - Mezzo
William Ferguson William Ferguson ... Brian Cohen - Tenor
Christopher Purves Christopher Purves ... Reg / Biggus Dickus - Bass
Carol Cleveland ... Sheep Lady / Mexican / Best Girl
Neil Innes Neil Innes ... Mexican / Mountie
Sanjeev Bhaskar ... Mountie
BBC Symphony Orchestra BBC Symphony Orchestra ... Themselves
BBC Symphony Chorus BBC Symphony Chorus ... Themselves
Andrew Haveron Andrew Haveron ... Leader of BBC Symphony Orchestra
Stephen Jackson Stephen Jackson ... Chorus Director
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Not The Messiah (He's a Very Naughty Boy) is a comic oratorio based on Monty Python's Life of Brian, which retells the tragic tale of Mandy, impregnated by a Roman soldier, giving birth to Brian, a reluctant revolutionary of the People's Front of Judea who falls in love with Judith, gets mistaken for a Messiah and is arrested by the Romans and sentenced to be crucified. It ranges in reference from Handel, through a naughty Mozart duet, to the Festival of Nine Carols, Bob Dylan, and the classic finale "Always Look on the Bright Side of Life". Written by Anonymous

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Like Handel only funnier.

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Rated PG for suggestive material and language | See all certifications »

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

25 March 2010 (UK) See more »

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Dolby Digital

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1.78 : 1
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The "We All Love Sheep" song is actually based on a deleted scene from the beginning of Life of Brian. In said scene, the Three Wise Men are watching sheep in a field prior to visiting the recently born Messiah. See more »

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a waste of time
11 October 2011 | by leo-vermeulenSee all my reviews

I'm a big fan of Monty Phyton. In the series as well as in the movies. Also the life of Brian was funny and innovative. But not not the messiah. So I would like to add to Vincent's comment the following. If you are a big python fan, don't watch it! It might influence your perception of the earlier works. There was one thing that could have been good in the movie. The location of the sublime Albert Hall. Unfortunately it was completely wasted by the poor, uninspired performances! I can understand why Cleese didn't want to take part. They should have hired Neil Innes to create a more of everything show. Maybe the 50th anniversary?


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