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The Invention of Lying

(DVD - 2010 )
Average Rating: 3 stars out of 5.
The Invention of Lying
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Mark is a desperate unemployed writer who lives in a world where everyone unfailingly tells the truth. People don't even know what fiction is. Every thought, no matter how humiliating or harsh, tumbles out unvarnished. Then one day, Mark becomes so desperate he concocts a lie. In a world where everyone is unfailingly honest, a lie is believed with total and absolute gullibility. Mark can get anything he wants. The one thing he truly wants is the love of a girl named Anna who happens to be the one person he can't bring himself to lie to.
Title: The invention of lying
[videorecording (DVD)]
Publisher: Burbank, CA : Distributed by Warner Home Video, [2010]
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (99 min.) :,sd., col. ;,4 3/4 in.
Notes: Special features: Prequel: the dawn of lying; a truly "honest" making-of featurette; meet Karl Pilkington; Ricky and Matt's video podcasts; additional scenes; more laughter: corpsing and outtakes.
Summary: Mark is a desperate unemployed writer who lives in a world where everyone unfailingly tells the truth. People don't even know what fiction is. Every thought, no matter how humiliating or harsh, tumbles out unvarnished. Then one day, Mark becomes so desperate he concocts a lie. In a world where everyone is unfailingly honest, a lie is believed with total and absolute gullibility. Mark can get anything he wants. The one thing he truly wants is the love of a girl named Anna who happens to be the one person he can't bring himself to lie to.
Audience: MPAA rating PG-13 language, including some sexual material and a drug reference.
ISBN: 141987702X
9781419877025
Statement of Responsibility: Warner Bros. Pictures presents in association with Radar Pictures and Media Rights Capital, a Lynda Obst production ; produced by Lynda Obst ... [et al.] ; written and directed by Ricky Gervais & Matthew Robinson
Credits: Director of photography, Tim Suhrstedt ; editor, Chris Gill ; music, Tim Atack.
Performers: Ricky Gervais, Jennifer Garner, Jonah Hill, Louis C.K., Jeffrey Tambor, Fionnula Flanagan, Rob Lowe, Tina Fey.
System Details: DVD, dual-layer format; region 1, widescreen presentation; Dolby digital surround 5.1.
Other Language: English, French, or Spanish dialogue; English, French, or Spanish subtitles; English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing.
Subject Headings: Truthfulness and falsehood Drama. Authors Drama. Unemployed Drama. Man-woman relationships Drama.
Genre/Form: Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
Comedy films.
Feature films.
Fiction films.
Topical Term: Truthfulness and falsehood
Authors
Unemployed
Man-woman relationships
Publisher No: 1000045143
2000018164
3000024267
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Jul 04, 2014
  • nice_235 rated this: 2.5 stars out of 5.

interesting but humorous

Jun 26, 2013
  • kongjunior rated this: 2 stars out of 5.

It's more than a little hard to believe some of the situations in this film. Just because someone doesn't know how to lie doesn't mean they're automatically going to believe the most unlikely things that they hear!

The premise is interesting, though. As is the protagonist's creation of the concept of a "Big Man in The Sky" who is in control of all events (hint, hint.)

I liked Ricky Gervais who can make anything funny. His British humour saved this American film.

Jan 08, 2013
  • campingstove rated this: 1 stars out of 5.

I'm a Ricky Gervais fan, but this movie was disappointing. It doesn't really hold together as a film, as the premise is quite weak. Plus it is predictable and fairly boring.

Jan 06, 2013
  • TheMadTabby rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

(1) I think you have to be a fan of British comedy to get this
(2) Although the previews don't show it, there's a lot of stuff about religion in here. So if you're the type who thinks blasphemers should be burned at the stake, skip it.
(3) The trailers did not do this movie justice.

Dec 17, 2012
  • Andreinac13 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

I really liked this movie. It's funny and entertaining.

Oct 06, 2012
  • modestgoddess rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

Funny flick about a world in which no one ever developed the ability to deceive anyone else - until one man unintentionally invents lying (he doesn't even know what to call it). Mostly enjoyable for the clever scenes playing with people's inability not only to lie, but also to filter their thoughts and words. Love the difference in the waiters between the cheaper restaurant and the more expensive one, eg. So many cameos by great actors (look for Philip Seymour Hoffman, among others). Just a fun way to spend an evening (or any other time you choose to watch it).

Apr 06, 2012
  • Ichigaga rated this: 1 stars out of 5.

There are bad movies due to lack of talent. Sometimes these are at least entertaining. But this movie is bad because it is so disappointing. The cast is good, the idea has promise. The script and direction are dismal! So predictable. OK I get the idea that everyone tells the truth, but why do they have to always tell you what's on their mind? Ugh!

Mar 20, 2012
  • ElainaB rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

I was pretty skeptical about this movie, since there have been some pretty bad films based on a similar premise. Ricky Gervais pulled this off though, and it's a very fun film. They go beyond the premise to talk about big issues, while still having fun.

Jan 09, 2012
  • Cannes rated this: 1 stars out of 5.

When you make a comedy you should really try to make it funny. Other wise it is just a drama and if the plot is shallow it isn't a good drama either... i.e. This is a bad movie.

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Mar 26, 2011
  • bdls206 rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

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Mar 26, 2011
  • bdls206 rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

A comedy set in a world where no one has ever lied, until a writer seizes the opportunity for personal gain.

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Mar 26, 2011
  • bdls206 rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

Bob: Hi, I'm Bob I'm the spokesperson for the Coca-Cola company. I'm here today to ask you to continue buying coke. Sure it's a drink you've been drinking for years, and if you still enjoy it, I'd like to remind you to buy it again sometime soon. It's basically just brown sugar water, we haven't changed the ingredients much lately, so there's nothing new I can tell you about that. We changed the can around a little bit though. See, the colors here are different there, and we added a polar bear so the kids like us. Coke is very high in sugar and like any high calorie soda it can lead to obesity in children and adults who don't sustain a very healthy diet. So that's it, it's coke. It's very famous, everyone knows it. I'm Bob, I work for coke, and I'm asking you to not stop buying coke. That's all.It's a bit sweet. Thank you.

Mar 26, 2011
  • bdls206 rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

Richard Bellison: [surprised by the homeowner during a burglary] What are you doing here? It's Monday at noon. You're not supposed to be home now!
Man at the Door: If you must know, I'm incredibly stressed at work, I've come home early, I'm having a bit of me-time. More importantly, what are you doing?
Richard Bellison: Well, I was gonna rob your house.
Man at the Door: I don't like that idea. Not a fan of that at all.
Richard Bellison: I'm not gonna do it now, because you're in.
Man at the Door: Do you know what's gonna happen? I'm gonna call the police, you're gonna be arrested.
Richard Bellison: Well, I'm just gonna leave, and you don't know my name.
Man at the Door: What is your name?
Richard Bellison: Richard Bellison.

Mar 26, 2011
  • bdls206 rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

Talking Head Woman: Wow, I just took one of the biggest poops of my whole life. What are you ordering?

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Sep 27, 2011
  • canadianpaul rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

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May 31, 2010
  • mayfairlady rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

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