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A Liar's Autobiography ? The Untrue Story Of Monty Python's Graham Chapman

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A LIAR'S AUTOBIOGRAPHY — THE UNTRUE STORY OF MONTY PYTHON'S GRAHAM CHAPMAN
EPIX and Brainstorm Media

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

type:
Movie
Current Status:
In Season
mpaa:
R
runtime:
82 minutes
Limited Release Date:
11/02/12
performer:
Graham Chapman, John Cleese
director:
Bill Jones, Jeff Simpson, Ben Timlett
distributor:
Brainstorm Media
genre:
Animation, Comedy

We gave it a B-

The late Graham Chapman was a paradox. Openly gay, and for years a closeted drinker, he arguably had a more colorful offscreen life than his fellow Pythons, but he also had a less vivid, more lightweight comic personality than any of them. That contradiction is reflected in this quasi-biography made up of wildly showy 3-D-animated segments, each one done in a different style. It’s like watching Yellow Submarine laid over a celebrity-therapy episode of Dr. Phil. (Also available on EPIX) B-

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