Review of The Meaning of Life (1983)
Disjointed skits centered on human life in various stages, from birth to afterlife. This is preceded by a short film about accountants, and concluded with the answer.
Satire with a gruesome touch. Directed by the two Terrys. Gilliam did the “short feature” in excellent Brazil (1985) style.
This film is slower and looser than the two masterpieces. A large part of the budget was spent on the musical scene, which is a pity. It tries a bit too hard to be controversial by outdated standards. The promised penises never materialize; you’ll have to try Fight Club (1999) for that. Instead, an old television set running Gilliam’s Monty Python’s Flying Circus (1969) intro disappears into space, ending an era.