Monty Python's the Meaning of Life

Monty Python's the Meaning of Life

DVD - 2003
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A farcical view of Life, shown in the several skit-adventures made famous by the Monty Python crew. A look at Heaven, birth and war.
Publisher: Universal City, Calif. :, Universal,, [2003]
Edition: Special edition
Copyright Date: ©1983
ISBN: 9780783255163
Branch Call Number: DVD MOVIE MON
Characteristics: video file,DVD video,region 1,rda
digital,optical,surround,Dolby Digital 5.1,rda
2 videodiscs (107 minutes) : sound, colour ; 4 3/4 inches
Alternative Title: Meaning of life

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Calvacade
May 26, 2017

The Meaning of Life is without a doubt the most tasteless of the Monty Python feature films; it also happens to be one of the funniest.

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TheSandoz
May 10, 2017

One of the most underrated movies ever made and A very close second in Monty python's best work.

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Maoisdead
Apr 24, 2017

Although this is probably the most inconsistent film that Monty Python made, it's still fantastic. It ends up being a series of sketches loosely tied together around the meaning of life. Some are the absolute highlights of the Monty Python canon (e.g. the sex education scene and the disgusting Mr. Creosote), while others are much less successful. This was essentially the last material made by the Python troupe.

LoganLib_Sophie Jun 23, 2016

British humour at it's finest!

Marinetti Feb 06, 2015

A bit uneven compared to the other Monty Python movies ( both classics ), but this film still contains some of the funniest skits you''ll ever see.

Aka_Aka_Aka Feb 05, 2015

Favourite Movie Quote: "Isn't it awfully nice to have a penis? Isn't it frightfully good to have a dong? It's swell to have a stiffy. It's divine to own a dick. From the tiniest, little tadpole. To the world's biggest prick!"

So - It would seem that when it comes right down to the "real" meaning of life, it all, somehow, closely ties in with the act of men impersonating women.

Well, at least it would appear to be that way (according to the zany Monty Python's Troupe) since there wasn't one single skit in this entire film that didn't have one, or two, of 'em all dolled-up in drag, complete with wigs, dresses, heels, and the affected mannerisms.

The Meaning Of Life (TMOL, for short) is an outrageously heady mixture of satiric and surreal skits exploring various facets of life and death - From procreation to the Grim Reaper, himself - All, of course, done with your typical "Python" irreverence.

The best highlights of TMOL include - Part 5 - "Live Organ Transplants - The Liver Donor". And - Part 6 - "Mr. Creosole - The Joy Of Fat". (Whether you like it, or not, this one is a truly unforgettable scene.)

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marx_bro
Dec 12, 2014

Great flick! Pertinent to today's economic situation, religion, & other troubles.

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Monolith
Jun 08, 2014

What a disappointment. This nonsensical musical was grating and just plain non-entertaining. I'm a fan of the old Python but they really did not hit the mark here AT ALL.

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akirakato
Jun 26, 2013

This is a 1983 musical-sketch comedy written and performed by the Monty Python team, and directed by one of its members, Terry Jones. It has a series of extraordinarily and foolishly funny episodes. One of those nonsensical episodes is Part VI---The Autumn Years. This is the most disgustingly hilarious so much so that I've almost laughed to death literally. Miraculously I've survived this nonsense comedy. In this most absurd episode, you see a posh restaurant where a silly pianist sings "The Penis Song" while playing the piano. Then comes Mr. Creosote (Jones), who is an impossibly and ridiculously fat man in his autumn years. He swears at the unflappable maître d' (Cleese) and occasionally vomits copiously and disgustingly! The fat man orders and finishes an enormous meal and a huge quantity of beer and wine---to the disgust of other patrons. After finishing, the maître d' offers him a small after-dinner mint, before running and hiding to watch Creosote explode, showering the restaurant with human entrails and vomit. Oh, what a disgusting skit. I can hardly believe that any sensible person could produce such an extraordinarily ridiculous and disgusting episode. You would love to laugh it off, I'm pretty sure.

xaipe Jun 19, 2012

If you are a Python fan, as I am, you will love this movie although it's very uneven. Some bits are hilarious and some just tedious. I especially liked the battleground scene and the north England home bursting with children. Will offend some, but isn't that the point of most of Python? Makes ya think!

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Sep 18, 2011

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Teyfor8Wyoma
Sep 18, 2011

Sexual Content: This title contains Sexual Content.

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