Monty Python’s Life of Brian is now available to stream on Netflix. This iconic comedy classic from 1979 has been widely praised for its sharp wit and subversive humor. For people who haven’t seen it, Life of Brian is a satirical retelling of the story of Jesus Christ, set in first-century Judea. It follows the misadventures of Brian Cohen, an ordinary man born on the same day as Jesus, whose life takes a few unexpected turns.
Monty Python’s blend of surrealism and satire has been credited with revolutionizing British comedy. To this day, many comedians cite Monty Python as an influence on their own work. Life Of Brian in particular stands out for its biting social commentary and willingness to push the boundaries of good taste—all wrapped up in a hilarious package.
Life of Brian follows the misadventures of Brian Cohen (played by Graham Chapman) as he tries to navigate his way through Judea during Roman occupation in 33 A.D.. After being born in a stable next door to Jesus Christ, Brian finds himself constantly mistaken for the Messiah due to their similar appearances and gets caught up in a wild series of events—from joining and quickly leaving a revolutionary group called “the People’s Front of Judea” to courting an attractive young woman named Judith Iscariot. Along the way, Brian meets some truly memorable characters like Stan “The Man” — a disillusioned former member of The People’s Front — Reg (John Cleese), an outlandish leader who loves long speeches more than anything else, and even Pontius Pilate (Michael Palin).
The film was met with controversy upon its initial release. In certain countries, it was banned outright due to its blasphemous content; even in countries where it wasn’t banned, it was heavily censored or edited to remove offensive scenes. Despite (or perhaps because of) this controversy, Life Of Brian became one of the most successful British films ever made at the box office and is considered by many critics to be one of the best comedies ever made.
It currently holds a 97 percent “Fresh” rating on Rotten Tomatoes and is ranked at #31 on IMDb’s list of highest-rated movies.
If you’re looking for a fun night in front of the TV, then look no further than Monty Python’s Life Of Brian—now streaming exclusively on Netflix! This timeless classic features some truly iconic moments that have become ingrained in popular culture over the past four decades—it’s not to be missed! Whether you’re watching it for the first time or reliving old memories, make sure you don’t miss out on this modern masterpiece!