Life of Brian (1979)
UK / English
"A motion picture destined to offend nearly two thirds of the civilized world. And severely annoy the other third. "Brian is born on the original Christmas, in the stable next door. He spends his life being mistaken for a messiah.
Ave Monty Python!
This is, in my opinion, the best religious movie ever made. Monty
Python's Flying Circus knows how to do everything hilariously. Focusing
on Brian Cohen (Graham Chapman), who gets mistaken for the messiah in
Judea in 33 AD, the movie pokes fun at everything: Romans, Jews,
imperialism, even extraterrestrials. With sardonic lines almost every
minute, they play religious fundamentalism for what it is: silly. I
don't even know which scene was my favorite; every part was so funny.
You'll never forget the song at the end. This is comedy in its greatest
form, and it makes sense that it would come from the guys who brought
us the "parrot sketch". Absolutely a hoot.