Monty Python's The Meaning of Life

1983 R 1h 48m DVD

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Monty Python's The Meaning of Life

1983 R 1h 48m DVD
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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.
Format
DVD
Screen
Widescreen Anamorphic 1.85:1
Subtitles
Spanish (Neutral), English SDH, French
CC
Yes
Audio
English: DTS 5.1 Surround, English: Dolby Digital 5.1, French: Dolby Digital Mono
Rating
R - Under 17 requires accompanying parent or adult guardian. Contains some adult material. Parents are urged to learn more about the film before taking their young children with them.
age 16+
Common Sense rating OK for kids 16+
  • Graham Chapman
  • John Cleese
  • Terry Gilliam
  • Eric Idle
  • Terry Jones
  • Michael Palin
  • Carol Cleveland
  • Simon Jones
  • Patricia Quinn
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Reviews

age 16+

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.

Violence

Slapstick but with some gore when a man cuts a liver out of a person, a man explodes after eating too much.

Language

Sporadic cursing

Social Behavior

Various comic characters, none with many redeeming social values, but who aren't supposed to be taken seriously.

Consumerism

Not applicable

Drugs / Tobacco / Alcohol

Not applicable

  • Age appropriate
  • Not an issue
  • Depends on your child and your family
  • Parents strongly cautioned
  • Not appropriate for kids of the age

This information for parents is provided by Common Sense Media, a non-profit organization dedicated to improving kids' media lives.

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