“He’s not the Messiah. He’s a very naughty boy. Now, piss off!”
Back in the early ’90s, before online dating — and gifs — had been invented, courtship among students at Britain’s universities generally involved competitively quoting Monty Python lines with the person you fancied, hopefully ending with a night of passion set to a soundtrack of the Stone Roses interrupted by the occasional squeaky “Ni!”
What can I say, we had to make our own fun, I mean re-use someone else’s.
So if you want to know how your mother courted your father, you can — as Monty Python’s Life of Brian is back in UK cinemas this Easter, in “glorious standard definition”. It’s out on 7 April. For participating cinemas visit: www.montypython.com.
A smash hit on its original release in 1979 (and banned in Harrogate), Monty Python’s Life Of Brian, about an ordinary man who is mistaken for the Messiah in Judea in 33 CE, has gone on to be named as No.1 in Channel 4’s 50 Greatest Comedy Films poll, is one of the Top 250 movies on IMDb, and has a 96% rating on the Rotten Tomatoes Tomatometer as well as the Cautionspoilers’ ex-boyfriend quotometer.
Here’s the trailer:
Directed by Terry Jones, and written by Graham Chapman, John Cleese, Terry Gilliam, Eric Idle, Michael Palin and Terry Jones, the six stars of the legendary comedy troupe play multiple characters. Former Beatle George Harrison set up Handmade Films to finance the film.
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