Wednesday, January 23, 2013

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



If there are two genres I don't get they're probably animation and ultra-dry British comedies.  Merge the two, and I'm in Hell.  Welcome to 'A Liar's Autobiography: The Untrue Story of Monty Python's Graham Chapman', also known as my own personal 'Dante's Inferno'.

Based on Chapman's memoir from 1980, with voiceover taken from the now deceased Graham's own reading of his book, this is a mess of a film, without even accidental moments of entertainment.  Python alumni Eric Idle was smart to be the sole ex-member to not get involved with this project.  I wish I had been smart enough to avoid it myself.  And now for something completely painful...

Grade: F

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