169. The Meaning Of Life (1983)

6.8 Sometimes great, sometimes not
  • Acting 7.0
  • Directing 7.0
  • Stories 6.5
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Starring: John Cleese, Michael Palin, Eric Idle

Director: Terry Jones, Terry Gilliam

Running Time: 107 mins

The Meaning Of Life is a British film, and is Monty Python’s take on why we are alive and what happens to us after life, with a series of ridiculous explanations along the way.

This was definitely a very funny film at the beginning, with numerous hilarious sketches from the start, including the song “Every Sperm Is Sacred“, which was absolutely ridiculous, but I was actually falling off of my chair while watching it.

However, by the end of the film, some of the sketches, I thought, went a little too far, especially the one with the massively fat guy who just pukes up everywhere in a restaurant. Now that’s funny for about a minute, but then it just gets repetitive and quite moronic to see a person chuck up gallons of vomit all over a restaurant…

Overall, I’ll give this a 6.8, because although it was hilarious initially, the majority of the sketches in the second half of the film were not that funny at all, just making it irritating and boring to watch.


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