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The Invention of LyingIn a world where people speak the truth and have no concept ofdeception, a young man about to lose everything invents the 'lie' for personal gain. When every word is assumed to be the absolute truth, Mark easily lies his way to fame and fortune.Keywords:
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Directors of "The Invention of Lying"Ricky GervaisBirthdate: 25 June 1961, Reading, Berkshire, England, UKMatthew RobinsonBirthdate: 26 May 1978, Los Angeles, California, USA
Creators of "The Invention of Lying"Ricky GervaisBirthdate: 25 June 1961, Reading, Berkshire, England, UKMatthew RobinsonBirthdate: 26 May 1978, Los Angeles, California, USA
Critic Reviews of "The Invention of Lying"Film.comNovember 22, 2009
There are cycles of inspiration and rebirth, but the barbed promise of the early going loses its way in choices aimed at sentimentality rather than, as Harvey Kurtzman memorably put it, humor in a jugular vein.At the MoviesOctober 05, 2009
It's bogged down in too many squishy romantic-comedy pieties.Chicago TribuneOctober 05, 2009
I think the first half hour would be almost impossible to sustain because it is so inspired.New YorkerOctober 05, 2009
The last third of the movie is as bad as anything I've seen this year, with the laughs trailing off, and half of the supporting characters, the zestier ones, being airbrushed from the frame.Time OutOctober 04, 2009
That a great comic idea does not necessarily make for a great screen comedy is the lesson for first-time writer-director-star Ricky Gervais as he comes unstuck.SlateOctober 02, 2009
Despite the ambitious scope of its premise, this confounding, disappointing and, in the end, depressing movie is content to devote 80 percent of its screen time to wondering who gets to kiss the girl.TheMovieReport.comJanuary 26, 2014
Light and disposable entertainment to be sure, but that trademark dry Gervais wit keeps the proceedings engaging enough.TheShiznit.co.ukSeptember 29, 2012
As mildly amusing as it can be in places, it still won't convince non-fans that Gervais can play anything other than the fool.American ProfileSeptember 29, 2011
Gervais' satiric barbs on religion, beauty, disillusionment and the basic human need for hope aim for our comfort zones, and they all hit home.EmanuelLevy.ComJune 29, 2011
The premise is clever but the film is not bold enoughMoviedexOctober 29, 2010
The comedy is definitely there, but a heavy romantic focus drags it down in parts.QuickflixOctober 27, 2010
While there is nothing wrong with a comedy engaging in religious satire, neither Gervais nor Robinson seems willing to take on the topic thoughtfully.
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