Life of Brian Movie Review Summary

Actors: Graham Chapman, John Cleese, Michael Palin, Eric Idle, Terry Jones, Terry Gilliam

Detailed plot synopsis reviews of Life of Brian

Brian, a nice Jewish lad in ancient Judea, is mistaken for the Messiah and spends much of the movie trying to prove the truth to everyone who wants to believe otherwise. Graham Chapman acts the lead fairly straight while everyone around him -- from various Jewish anti-Roman terrorists, to John Cleese as a Roman centurion who cares very much about correct Latin grammar, and Michael Palin as a hilarious Pontius Pilate with a lisp -- is nuts. The movie spoofs religious cults, motifs, and movies, but is not specifically anti-Christian.
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The review of this Movie prepared by David Loftus

Brian is mistaked as messiah, and tries to correct the misunderstanding. Hilarious.
The review of this Movie prepared by Tero Hakulinen

Script Analysis of Life of Brian

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Plot & Themes

Time/era of movie:    -   biblical times Family, caring for sick?    -   Yes How much story is philosophy rather than plot?    -   1 () Ethnic/Regional/Gender story?    -   Yes Ethnic/region/relig    -   Jew, regular Woman/class/friends story?    -   story of lower class

Main Character

Identity:    -   Male Profession/status:    -   religious figure    -   unemployed Age:    -   20's-30's Ethnicity/Nationality    -   Jewish


Asia/Pacific/Middle East    -   Yes Asian country:    -   Israel Mountains/Cliffs    -   Yes Mountains:    -   climbing on trails Desert?    -   Yes Desert:    -   funny heat-delusions City?    -   Yes City:    -   dirty, grimy (like New York)    -   rude people Misc setting    -   prison    -   fort/military installation

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   generic/vague references to death/punishment    -   moderately detailed references to deaths Sex/nudity in movie?    -   Yes What kind of sex:    -   seeing breasts    -   seeing nude female butt    -   seeing full frontal--men    -   sex under blankets Any profanity?    -   Occasional swearing    -   Some foul language

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