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The Invention of Lying (2009)

The Invention of Lying

Overview


Genre

Comedy

Release Date

October 02, 2009

MPAA Rating

PG-13

Duration

99 min.

Studio

Warner Bros. Pictures

Official Site

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REVIEWS RATE:  Critics  Nothing's perfect, but it's worth seeing.    Readers  3 of 5 [Rate It]

Cast and Crew


Director

Ricky Gervais, Matt Robinson

Producer

Lynda Obst, Oly Obst, Dan Lin

Screenwriter

Ricky Gervais, Matt Robinson

Starring

Story


"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) suddenly develops the ability to lie, he finds that dishonesty has its rewards. In a world where every word is assumed to be the absolute truth, Mark easily lies his way to fame and fortune. But lies have a way of spreading, and Mark begins to realize that things are getting a little out of control when some of his tallest tales are being taken as, well, gospel. With the entire world now hanging on his every word, there is only one thing Mark has not been able to lie his way into: the heart of the woman he loves.

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Jay Manuel
"The Invention of Lying" Los Angeles Premiere - Arrivals
Sep 21, 2009
Jay Manuel
"The Invention of Lying" Los Angeles Premiere - Arrivals
Sep 21, 2009

REVIEWS BY CRITICS

“..Smarter than most of the year's comedies and yet not nearly as smart as it should be..”
by Nick Schager [Slant Magazine]
“..may well be the most subtle subversive comedy of the year..”
by Connie Ogle [Miami Herald]
“.."The Invention of Lying" will pass the time..”
by Moira Macdonald [Seattle Times]