Monty Python's The Meaning of Life

Monty Python's The Meaning of Life
Monty Python's The Meaning of Life
  • R
  • 1h 47m
  • 1983
Fresh85%
Common Sense Media Iconage 16+
PRICING SUBJECT TO CHANGE. Confirm current pricing with applicable retailer. All transactions subject to applicable license terms and conditions.
Those six pandemonium-mad Pythons are back with their craziest adventure ever! Graham Chapman, John Cleese, Terry Gilliam, Eric Idle, Terry Jones and Michael Palin have returned to explain The Meaning of Life. These naughty Brits offer the usual tasteful sketches involving favorite body parts and bodily functions, the wonders of war, the miracle of birth and a special preview of what's waiting for us in Heaven. Time pronounces it "an exhilarating experience!" Newsweek agrees, calling it, "the best movie from England's satirical sextet."

Rotten Tomatoes® Score

TOMATOMETER®
Fresh85%
Critics Consensus: Monty Python's the Meaning of Life is rude, ribald, and unafraid to take comedic risks -- which is to say it should more than satisfy fans of the titular troupe.
Reviews
Entertainment Weekly
Fresh

June 21, 2017
Esquire Magazine
Calum Marsh
Fresh

As youthful and contemporary as ever.

June 22, 2017
More on Rotten Tomatoes

Common Sense Media

Common Sense Media Iconage 16+
Common Sense Says
Edgy Python schtick better for older viewers.

What Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that this movie is decidedly more mature (if one can use that word with this hilarious crew) than other Python offerings as it tackles death, sex, religion, war, and more all with the expected heavy doses of satire and sarcasm. Monty Python is well known for its lampoons of religion and this movie has a song called "Every Sperm is Sacred." It pokes fun at the Catholic religion. The violence is all rather cartoonish, though at times can be gory. Blood spurts everywhere during one scene as people try to take his liver while he's alive. There is sexual innuendo and there are sexual jokes.

A Lot or A Little?

The parents’ guide to what’s in this movie.
Positive Messages
Details
Violence
Details
Sex
Details
Language
Details
Consumerism
Details
Drinking, Drugs & Smoking
Details
More on Common Sense Media

Additional Info

  • Genre:Comedy
  • Release Date:March 31, 1983
  • Languages:English
  • Captions:English
  • Audio Format:
    5.1
Resolution, color and audio quality may vary based on your device, browser and internet connection.Learn More

New Releases

Booksmart
Ma
MIB: International
Head Full of Honey
Driven
The Secret Life of Pets 2
Disneynature Penguins
The Banana Splits Movie
Godzilla: King Of The Monsters
Amazing Grace