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-
A LIAR'S AUTOBIOGRAPHY — THE UNTRUE STORY OF MONTY PYTHON'S GRAHAM CHAPMAN (EPIX and Brainstorm Media)
Genre: Animation, Comedy; Starring: Graham Chapman, John Cleese; Director: Bill Jones, Jeff Simpson, Ben Timlett; Release Date Limited: 11/02/2012; Runtime (in minutes): 82; MPAA Rating: R; Distributor: Brainstorm Media
Posted November 16 2012 — 12:00 AM EST
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