Monty Python and the Holy Grail (1975)
(PG) 91 mins

I don’t think there’s ever been or will ever be a more bizarre, hilarious film ever made. It’s impossible to even describe. The opening scene shows a debate over how someone in 10th century England can have a coconut in his possession. “ ‘Are you suggesting coconuts migrate?’ ‘Not at all, they can be carried.’ ‘What? A swallow carrying a coconut?’ ‘He could carry it by the husk.’ ‘It’s not a question of where he grips it! It’s a question of weight ratios. A five ounce bird could not carry a one pound coconut.’” It goes on from there. Rest assured the film goes on to have several scenes equally hilarious. It culminates in probably (and deliberately) the most anticlimactic end to a film ever made. I’ve seen the film I don’t know how many times and each time I’m left staring at the screen for a good minute after the film has ended. The folks at Monty Python are genuinely some of the funniest people ever to make a film. In ‘Holy Grail’ they do anything and everything to toy with the audience. “Supreme executive power derives from a mandate from the masses, not some farcical aquatic ceremony.” Haha.

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