Rent The Invention of Lying (2009)

3.0 of 5 from 538 ratings
1h 36min
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Synopsis:
Written and directed by Ricky Gervais and Matthew Robinson, this hilarious comedy takes place in an alternative reality in which lying does not exist. Everyone, even politicians and advertisers, speaks the truth (and nothing but the truth). But when a loser named Mark (Ricky Gervais) discovers lying, he finds that dishonesty has its rewards. In a world where every word Is assumed to be the absolute truth, Mark succeeds In lying his way to fame and fortune. But things soon get out of control, as people start to treat his lies as gospel. He has the entire world hanging on his every word • but can he win the heart of the woman he loves?
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Directors:
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Writers:
Ricky Gervais, Matthew Robinson
Studio:
Universal Pictures
Genres:
Comedy, Romance
BBFC:
Release Date:
01/02/2010
Run Time:
96 minutes
Languages:
English
Subtitles:
English Hard of Hearing
DVD Regions:
Region 2
Formats:
Pal
Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen 1.85:1
Colour:
Colour
Bonus:
  • Prequel: The Dawn of Lying
  • Additional scenes
  • A Truly "Honest" Making of Featurette with Ricky Gervais
  • Ricky and Matt's Video Podcasts
  • Meet Karl Pilkington
  • More Laughter: Corpsing and Outtakes
BBFC:
Release Date:
01/02/2010
Run Time:
96 minutes
Languages:
English
Subtitles:
English Hard of Hearing
DVD Regions:
Region 2
Formats:
Pal
Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen 1.85:1
Colour:
Colour
Bonus:
  • Prequel: The Dawn of lying
  • Additional scenes
  • A truly "Honest" making of featurette with Ricky Gervais (HD)
  • Ricky and Matt's Video podcasts
  • Meet Karl Pilkington
  • More Laughter: Corpsing and outtakes

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Reviews (5) of The Invention of Lying

Honesty is the best Policy - The Invention of Lying review by CP Customer

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11/06/2010

Ricky Gervais is his usual self in this simple plot movie. Not hilarious but funny and mad me smile. Everyone tells the truth even when it hurts and when Ricky tells the firts ever lie and benefits from it he reaslises it can be life changing. If only it was so simple! In the end he realsies he has to be honest and then everyone lives happily ever after.

1 out of 2 members found this review helpful.

Disappointing and underdeveloped. - The Invention of Lying review by CP Customer

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18/09/2010

I'm a fan of 'The Office', 'Extras' and really enjoyed Gervais in 'Ghost Town' although 'The Invention Of Lying' is a real let down. The first half of the film feels quite awkward and unrehearsed and it's not until the 40 minute mark that the film settles down into what feels like a more polished movie. The story in parts is fairly good, though it's underdeveloped, packed full of clichés and features too many rehashed Gervais 'little fat man with a pug nose' jokes. If you're a Ricky Gervais fan then you'll want to see it, though this is a film which is unlikely to win him any new fans.

1 out of 2 members found this review helpful.

Predictable Gervais - The Invention of Lying review by CP Customer

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05/11/2010

Disappointed with another predictable Gervais movie. He seems incapable of breaking free from playing similar characters. Did not find this very comical and would not recommend this if you need a laugh.

0 out of 2 members found this review helpful.

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