The new film "A Liar's Autobiography: The Untrue Story of Monty Python's
The film is credited to directors Bill Jones, Jeff Simpson and Ben Timlett, who use 17 animation styles to visualize recordings of Chapman reading from his autobiography alongside voice work by former Python colleagues
The end result is insufferable. Minutes into the film, there is an interminably long scene set inside a car in which a young Chapman and his parents argue over the weather and fish.
Far too much attention is given to Chapman's fluid sexuality and alcoholism, such that those two things are essentially all one knows of him at the film's end.
"A Liar's Autobiography" feels like a failure on all fronts: unpleasant to look at, needlessly in 3-D, drearily unfunny and, worst of all, an incomplete portrait of the person to whom it is ostensibly paying tribute.