Friday, October 2, 2009


Starring: Starring Ricky Gervais , Jennifer Garner , Jonah Hill , Louis C.K., Jeffrey Tambor , Fionnula Flanagan , Rob Lowe and Tina Fey

Story: The Invention of Lying takes place in an alternate reality where 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 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. (Warner Bros.)

Rated: PG-13

Bottom Line: A quiet, subtle comedy with a few wickedly funny moments – but the last 70 minutes never measure up to the genius of the first 30. The truth is THE INVENTION OF LYING could have been much better.

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