Name: Monty Python’s The Meaning Of Life
Running Time (minutes): 133
Description: Why are we here, what’s it all about? The Monty Python team is trying to sort out the most important question on Earth: what is the meaning of life? They do so by exploring the various stages of life, starting with birth. A doctor seems more interested in his equipment than in delivering the baby or caring for the mother, a Roman Catholic couple have quite a lot of children because ‘every sperm is sacred’. In the growing and learning part of life, catholic schoolboys attend a rather strange church service and ditto sex education lesson. Onto war, where an officer’s plan to attack is thwarted by his underlings wanting to celebrate his birthday and an officer’s leg is bitten off by presumably an African tiger. At middle age a couple orders ‘philosophy’ at a restaurant, after which the film continues with live organ transplants.
Stars: John Cleese, Terry Gilliam and Eric Idle
Genres: Comedy, Musical
Watched this while drinking English breakfast tea, so felt very British, but also couldn’t help finding the whole package too absurd. I enjoyed some parts, but nothing more.
The dialogue was too soft and the music too loud. The songs sounded better than the conversations. The track sounded surprisingly obsolete, but was also surprisingly dynamic. The score was good.
And the narrator interfered with the lyrics at times.