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5.0 out of 5 stars
Fantastic animation and an insightful story, 4 Feb 2013
I watched 'A Liar's Autobiography' at the LOCO premiere screening the other night and was amazed at the range of animation on display and the insightful look into the life of Monty Python's Graham Chapman. With access to recordings of Chapman reading his autobiography, the directors have managed to create something truly special.
With Chapman himself and Michael Palin, John Cleese, Terry Jones and Terry Gilliam providing voices, this is obviously a must for any Monty Python fan. However, I think the film works very well as a standalone piece about a unique and talented man attempting to battle his demons whilst remaining true to himself. The variety of animation keeps the film fresh and is used very well to capture the highs and lows of Chapman's life - I thought scenes addressing his detox from alcohol were particularly impressive, and contrasted nicely with more lighthearted moments.
A Liar's Autobiography is a fantastic and charming character study which keeps the spirit of Monty Python alive, but ultimately tells the personal story of a sometimes troubled but always charismatic entertainer. A great display of British animation talent and a wonderful story!