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A very mixed bag
on 16 November 2012
I am a great Monty Python fan, but have to admit that this is not their finest hour. Produced, I think, to make some money, rather then because they had an idea, it is basically a selection of sketches of differing lengths, loosely joined together by the theme of the ages of life.
Sme of the pieces are brilliant; 'every sperm is sacred' is probably, for me the best thing Python ever did, but other parts are pretty dire.
In fact overall, the best part is the accompanying short made by Terry Gilliam, which was left out of the main film because the others couldn't see how it fitted in!
So, a real curate's egg; if you're a python fan, there is stuff to enjoy. If you aren't, it doesn't show them at their best.