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The Invention of Lying (2009)

The Invention of Lying
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Ricky Gervais

Ricky Gervais

Mark Bellison
Jennifer Garner

Jennifer Garner

Anna McDoogles
Jonah Hill

Jonah Hill

Frank
Fionnula Flanagan

Fionnula Flanagan

Martha Bellison
Rob Lowe

Rob Lowe

Brad Kessler
Tina Fey

Tina Fey

Shelley


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Ricky Gervais

Ricky Gervais

(written by)
Matthew Robinson

Matthew Robinson

(written by)


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Gervais - This Side of the Truth

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Gervais - This Side of the Truth - Two

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Promising feature debut for Gervais

1 year, 1 month ago at Aug 20 3:39
3 votes
"I said something...that wasn't."

Making the transition from television to the big screen, 2009's The Invention of Lying denotes the directorial debut of Ricky Gervais, who co-wrote and co-directed with fellow feature film virgin Matthew Robinson. A smart high-concept comedy, this is an attractively-mounted and thematically thoughtful fantasy; not perfect by any means, but a worthwh... read more

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4 years, 1 month ago at Aug 1 17:24
1 vote
They had a good idea, but they ruined it. The people don't even "not lie" they just talk too much. The waiter didn't HAVE to tell him she was way out of his league, not saying it wouldn't exactly making him a liar. I also thought the part when his mom dies, was kind of depressing. It's the kind of thing you'd expect from a Clint Eastwood movie. It had its good parts where it made you laugh a bit,... read more

finally something decent comes around

4 years, 7 months ago at Jan 29 4:56
1 vote
Imagine a world in which you tell someone exactly whats on your mind about them. Its dull, blunt, very truthful, no one has an opinion for themselves, and sometimes it's down right predictable, this is the world Mark Bellison (Ricky Gervais) lives in. However, mark's life is dull he is facing the fact that he is about to lose his job at lecture films (or paramount pictures in our world). Also Mark... read more
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Description: “The Invention of Lying” takes place in an alternate reality in which lying-even the concept of a lie-does not exist. Everyone-from politicians to advertisers to the man and woman on the street-speaks the truth and nothing but the truth with no thought of the consequences. But when a down-on-his-luck loser named Mark (Gervais) sud ... (more)
Release date: 2 October 2009
Comedy (23), 2009 (11), Romance (9), Fantasy (8), Satire (6), (4), 2000s (4), God (3), Religion (3), British (3), Honesty (3), Lies (2), Society (2), Philosophy (2), English (2), Superficiality (1), Stephen Merchant (1), SnP (1), Rest Home (1), Ricky Gervais (1)
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Promising feature debut for Gervais

“"I said something...that wasn't."

Making the transition from television to the big screen, 2009's The Invention of Lying denotes the directorial debut of Ricky Gervais, who co-wrote and co-directed with fellow feature film virgin Matthew Robinson. A smart high-concept comedy, this is an attractively-mounted and thematically thoughtful fantasy; not perfect by any means, but a worthwhile demonstration of Gervais' talent for comedic timing and dry humour. Nevertheless, one can't help but feel a little bit let down given the strength of Gervais' TV work (The Office) and stand-up comedy. It seems odd that the British comedian has yet to create a genuine home run of a motion picture.

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