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3.9
3,726 Ratings

Monty Python's The Meaning of Life

Directed by Terry Jones
United Kingdom, 1983
Comedy, Musical

Synopsis

The stages of life told through various sketches and songs by the comedy troupe Monty Python. The seven parts of life cover birth, growing up, war, middle age, organ transplants, old age and death, providing a satire on Medicine, The Church, The Military, Big Business, Sex Education and many more.

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Monty Python's The Meaning of Life Directed by Terry Jones

Critics reviews

The film is dark because the film, in its own idiosyncratic way, is a reflection of the world as the Monty Python comics see it: a grotesque cartoon of misery, agony, and undramatic death, the whole lot only bearable if you take it with a grin.
October 16, 2013
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The Meaning Of Life finds co-directors Terry Jones and Terry Gilliam letting impressive (and oppressive) style overwhelm the nimble humor of the Python past.
September 22, 2003
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