by Izzy Kalman (September 2003)
A few days ago, I watched this 1979 film for the second time. I had seen it a couple of decades ago but couldn’t properly appreciate it then. Now that I am older and wiser, I realize how absolutely brilliant this movie is. I have often said that comedians are the best psychologists. Comedians show people as they really are, with all their faults and weaknesses. Life of Brian had me in stitches. So much of what happens in the movie illustrates exactly what I teach at my seminars and write about in my newsletter, but the Monty Python crew intuitively understood these things decades ago. Their insight into the terrorist mentality is particularly timely.
So if you’re looking for a laugh and some education, see Life of Brian. But be warned: it is rated R (mostly for language), so it may not be for you.