A Liar's Autobiography — The Untrue Story Of Monty Python's Graham Chapman (2012) 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… 2012-11-02 R PT82M Animation Comedy Graham Chapman John Cleese Brainstorm Media
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A Liar's Autobiography — The Untrue Story Of Monty Python's Graham Chapman (2012)

MPAA Rating: R
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
EW's GRADE
B-

Details Limited Release: Nov 02, 2012; Rated: R; Length: 82 Minutes; Genres: Animation, Comedy; With: Graham Chapman; Distributor: Brainstorm Media

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-

Originally posted Nov 14, 2012 Published in issue #1234 Nov 23, 2012 Order article reprints