Parents' Guide to

Monty Python's Life of Brian

By Sandie Angulo Chen, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 15+

Sandaled Python pic too irreverent for young kids.

Movie R 1979 94 minutes
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age 11+

Based on 13 parent reviews

age 12+

Hilarious Film may contain some inappropriate scenes

Once more, Monty Python brings it again with the wicked hilarious Life Of Brian. Revolving around an unfortunate man who happens to always be at the wrong place at the wrong time, this movie may contain some inappropriate scenes. The violence is mild, there is a scene where a suicide squad publicly stab themselves, Characters are crucified and hung upside down, and there’s some smacking and beating but nothing graphic. There is a scene where a man spends the night with another woman, no sex is shown, but the man and the woman wake up, and there is full frontal nudity. You see the mans penis, the woman’s vagina and breaths. There is mild innuendo and the film generally has random scenes, such as Brian being caught up in a s I go alien battle. The film is definitely not for the religious, Brian is a comedic version of Jesus Christ. I don’t know why Common Sense rated this a FIVE for sex, I would rate it a three but not five! It is a generally kid friendly film, but nudity is shown.
age 7+

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (13 ):
Kids say (51 ):

The Life of Brian isn't the comedy masterpiece that is The Holy Grail (nor is it as family friendly), but if you're a fan of the witty Monty Python gang, this a must-see comedy.

THE LIFE OF BRIAN is still known as a controversial film that was deemed blasphemous by leading Catholic and other Christian groups when it was released in 1979. However, the comedy doesn't mock Jesus Christ himself, although he's shown and mentioned briefly a couple of times. Instead, the film makes fun of large-scale biblical epics.

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