Tuesday, February 19, 2013

A Liar's Autobiography: The Untrue Story of Monty Python's Graham Chapman



2012 English Feature

Cast: Graham Chapman, John Cleese, Terry Gilliam, Terry Jones, Michael Palin, Carol Cleveland, Philip Bulcock, Stephen Fry and Cameron Diaz
Directors: Bill Jones, Jeff Simpson and Ben Timlett
Writer: Graham Chapman, based on his book A Liar's Autobiography, Volume VI

Synopsis:
A "factually incorrect" biography of Graham Chapman, one of the founding members of the comedy group Monty Python.

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Ratings:
  • Internet Movie Database: 5.6/10
  • Rotten Tomatoes - Critics: 46% / Audience: 48%
  • Metacritic - Critics: 45%
  • Movie Dearest rating: B

Buy/Rent:
  • DVD/Blu-ray: Available



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Notes/Trivia:
  • A recording of Graham Chapman reading from his autobiography, made shortly before he died of throat cancer in 1989, is used for the film's narration.
  • Writer David Sherlock, Graham Chapman's life partner, appears as a character in the film.
  • Historical figures that appear as characters in the film include Aleister Crowley, Sigmund Freud, David Frost, Oscar Wilde and the Queen Mother.
  • Originally screened theatrically in 3D.

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