Adapted from the late British comic’s notoriously false memoir, A Liar’s Autobiography: The Untrue Story of Monty Python’s Graham Chapman
is an ambitious animated undertaking built on a foundation of recordings made shortly before Chapman succumbed to cancer in late 1989. But whether it’s the result of the original author’s own penchant for whimsy or the filmmakers growing a bit too self-enamored, A Liar’s Autobiography
has the distinctive feel of a lesser comic talent attempting -- and failing -- to re-create the genius of a true giant despite the occasional flash of inspiration.
Beginning with the author’s earliest memories, 15 teams of animato...