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An image from A Liar's Autobiography - The Untrue Story of Monty Python's Graham Chapman.
An image from A Liar's Autobiography - The Untrue Story of Monty Python's Graham Chapman.

TIFF movie review: A Liar's Autobiography – The Untrue Story of Monty Python's Graham Chapman Add to ...

  • Directed by Bill Jones, Jeff Simpson, Ben Timlett
  • Written by Graham Chapman
  • Starring Graham Chapman, John Cleese, Terry Jones, Michael Palin, Terry Gilliam, Carol Cleveland, Philip Bulcock
  • Genre animation
  • Year 2012
  • Country USA
  • Language English

If the British comedic collective Monty Python taught us anything, it was that anything could be funny, even a dead parrot. A Liar's Autobiography – The Untrue Story of Monty Python's Graham Chapman is a colourful, animated 3-D sketch of the life of the late Python, Graham Chapman. He was a black, pipe-smoking, homosexual, name-dropping alcoholic – except that he wasn’t black. The fanciful memoir uses an array of animation styles to keep things interesting. While a must-see for the Python fanatics, even with four-fifths of the surviving troupe members involved on the film, it’s just not at the level of funny or absurdity most would want.

Sept. 8, 9:45 p.m., TIFF Bell Lightbox; Sept. 10, 10 p.m., Scotiabank.

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