The Meaning of Life


Main Details
Premiere Date 1983-03-31
Alternative Titles
  • Monty Python, Le Sens De La Vie (French)
  • El sentido de la vida (Spanish)
  • Monty Python's The Meaning of Life
  • Meningen Med Livet (Swedish)
Category Feature Film
Written by and Starring Graham Chapman
Written by and Starring John Cleese
Written by and Starring Terry Gilliam
Written by and Starring Eric Idle
Written by and Starring Terry Jones
Written by and Starring Michael Palin
Animation & Special Sequences by Terry Gilliam
Directed By Terry Jones
Produced By John Goldstone
Production Company Celandine Films
Distributed by Universal Pictures
Music By John Du Prez
Cinematography By Peter Hannan
Edited by Julian Doyle
Notes "It took God six days to create the earth, and Monty Python just 1 hour and 48 minutes to screw it up."


RoryHoy posted 6 months ago:

While it isn’t quite as good as ‘Holy Grail’ or ‘Life Of Brian’, Monty Python’s ‘The Meaning Of Life’ is a really fun (if sometimes a little bit gross) romp, that ends the Monty Python franchise on a high (until the o2 Shows in 2014, that is) - Unlike ‘Grail’ or ‘Brian’, ‘Meaning Of Life’ is basically an extended episode of the ‘Flying Circus’ TV Series, except a little bit ruder, and contains more gross-out humour (the ‘Live Organ Transplant’ sketch even at age 32 still makes me wince!) with some really memorable moments such as the disgusting Mr. Creosote (I’m stwaffed!) and the fantastic musical numbers such as the controversial ‘Every Sperm Is Sacred’ (my Uncle was an extra in that scene!), not to mention the final appearance of Graham Chapman’s Cornel character - While ‘Grail’ and ‘Brain’ are solid 10/10, 5 Stars out of 5, A+ films - ‘Meaning of Life.’ would be an 8, in my opinion.

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