The Invention of Lying (2009)

PG-13   |    |  Comedy, Fantasy, Romance


The Invention of Lying (2009) Poster

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


6.4/10
119,661

Get More From IMDb

For an enhanced browsing experience, get the IMDb app on your smartphone or tablet.

Get the IMDb app

Reviews & Commentary

Add a Review


User Reviews


30 August 2010 | LilyJayne
8
| A comedy about the truth to our world
"The Invention of Lying" begins with a series of truths, which in our world today nobody says because, well, we can lie, but in this world nobody can. It's funny in a very basic way, and it gets old quick. But then, Ricky Gervais discovers how to lie.

Along with Gervais, we learn a lot about society, and we see all the inherent humour. This humour actually has a fair number of levels to it. On one level, humanity is very base, but the great thing about lying is that we actually get to a level where we can find the good in people. This movie is for everybody who has ever been called short, fat or ugly, and for all those people who see that it's always the good looking people who get everything they want in the world. But Gervais is now here to stand up for us, and just let us laugh.

"The Invention of Lying" is filled with one-liners, intelligent wit and the ultimate truth to our world. It's also filled with many recognizable actors, all there to make the movie shinier and brighter. Jennifer Garner at one point tells our hero, "I like the way you see the world." Well, so do I, Mr. Gervais, so do I.

Metacritic Reviews


Critic Reviews



What to Watch After 'Hamilton'

Once you've memorized all the lyrics to Lin-Manuel Miranda's hit Broadway musical on Disney+, check out these TV shows and movies to enhance your Hamilton experience.

Watch the video

Around The Web

 | 

Powered by ZergNet

More To Explore

Search on Amazon.com