“Graham Chapman, probably best remembered as ‘the dead one from Monty Python’, writes and stars in the animated movie of his own life story, A LIAR’S AUTOBIOGRAPHY. Although Chapman selfishly dropped dead in 1989, he had taken the trouble to record himself reading his book, A Liar’s Autobiography — and those recordings have now ingeniously been used to provide Chapman’s voice for the 3D animated feature of the same name. Fellow Pythons John Cleese, Terry Jones, Michael Palin, and Terry Gilliam also turn up, playing themselves and other characters, along with a few surprise guests.” Source
How did I not hear about this movie when it was released in 2012? Voiced by all the original Pythons (except Eric Idle who is for some reason absent) A Liar’s Autobiography could perhaps be the best Monty Python movie, which is high praise indeed. Espcially since it has the added bonus of Cameron Diaz who plays Sigmund Freud.
I was worried that this film would be a slightly uncomfortable documentary filled with grainy clips from the original TV series, but nothing could be further from the truth. It’s a delight from start to finish and pure Python through and through (it does include a rare original clip of the Spanish Inquisition scene, but that was fabulous so I’m not complaining!).
If you love Monty Python you’ll adore this film, but if you’re one of those strange people who just don’t get it, then you won’t get this either. You’ll find it as ridiculous, rude and absurd as the original TV series, which is what I find so delightful about it!
The only slight downside being that I keep finding myself singing ‘Sit on my face and tell me that you love me‘ which can be good or downright disastrous depending on the company you’re keeping at the time.
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