2021 Blind Spot Series: Monty Python's Life of Brian
What I knew going in: The general plot
Born on the same day as Jesus Christ in the stable next door, Brian (Graham Chapman) finds himself mistaken for the Messiah after a serious of unfortunate mix ups.
I watched Monty Python's Holy Grail for a Blind Spot a few years ago and many of you recommended that I watch Life of Brian next. While I still don't think I really vibe with Monty Python's humor, I liked this one a bit more.
Like the last film, I didn't think there was an actor that particularly stood out, and that's one of nice things about Monty Python. All the members seem equally as funny and on par with one another. I had a few good laughs here and there. I also appreciate how bold a film like this would've been for 1979. Reading through the film's IMDb trivia, it sounds like they got a ton of shit from various religious institutions over this.
While I have to say Dogma is still my go to religious comedy, Life of Brian was a good watch and it's currently streaming on Netflix if you want to check it out for the first time, or rewatch it.
Memorable Quote: "Now fuck off!" - Brian Cohen (Graham Chapman)