Monty Python's The Meaning of Life
The no-holds-barred Pythons explore the various facets of life -- from procreation to the clang of a death knell -- in their typical irreverent fashion. Darker and more disturbing than other Monty Python fare, the film follows a sketch comedy format.
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RRestricted. Under 17 requires accompanying parent or adult guardian.
Widescreen Anamorphic 1.85:1Subtitles
Spanish (Neutral), French, English SDHClosed captioned
YesLanguage and sound
English: DTS 5.1 Surround, English: Dolby Digital 5.1, French: Dolby Digital MonoOther features
Color; interactive menus; scene access; introduction; commentary.
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Common Sense Note
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.
- Sexual Content
- Animated nudity, frank, thorough and detailed discussions of male and female genitals and sexual activity, a teacher has sex with his wife in front of his students as a part of sex education, female topless nudity.
- Slapstick but with some gore when a man cuts a liver out of a person, a man explodes after eating too much.
- Sporadic cursing
- Social Behavior
- Various comic characters, none with many redeeming social values, but who aren't supposed to be taken seriously.
- Not applicable
- Drugs / Tobacco / Alcohol
- Not applicable
- Age appropriate
- Not an issue
- Depends on your kid and your family
- Not appropriate for kids of the age most likely to want to see it