Life of Brian
Directed by Terry Jones
Greetings all! I am having a bit of trouble with my painkillers and by "bit of trouble" I mean I couldn't stop vomiting from them. Hopefully, it will get under control today and I will be able to pursue my true loves: candy, movies, books, and writing.
I don't think I could be a tougher audience right now. After all, I have several pieces of metal wedged in my leg and have a bucket for a sidekick. Is this getting too personal? I really can't help it. Anyway, I will try to be as just as possible.
Brian Cohen is mistaken as a messiah and must avoid his worshipping band of followers while he attempts to escape from the Romans. The nicest thing I can say about this was that it was somewhat more tolerable than Monty Python and the Holy Grail. I could see where every joke was headed five minutes before it was finally over, which didn't exactly make for a compelling watch. Perhaps this is another case of comedy not really aging well, but I didn't laugh once. And if you can't make someone who is sick, uncomfortable, and in a lot of pain laugh, you obviously have zero sense of humor.
Six cast members played 40 characters.
George Harrison helped finance the film.