Monty Python's The Meaning of Life Poster

Release Date: March 26th, 1996

DVD Release Date: March 18th, 1998

R|1 hr 43 min

Plot Summary
The stages of life are told through multiple sketches and songs by the British comedy troupe. The seven parts of life cover birth, growing up, war, middle age, organ transplants, old age and death. Not all stages are singular: "Part I: The Miracle of Birth" is from the perspective of an ignored woman in labor, and of a Roman Catholic couple with too many children, and "Part VII: Death" encompasses a funeral and heaven. Added are three unrelated skits placed in the beginning, middle and end.

Cast: Graham Chapman, John Cleese, Terry Gilliam, Eric Idle, Terry Jones, Michael Palin, Carol Cleveland, Judy Loe

Director: Terry Gilliam, Terry Jones

Genres: Comedy

Production Co: Universal Pictures

Keywords: Hilarious, Witty, Wife, Husband, Growing up, Hospital, Death


Nominated Original Song Written for a Film
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1983)