The Invention of Lying (2009)

6.4

Netflix rating: 6.4
Metacritics rating: 58.0
Rotten Tomatoes rating: 56.0%

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From Ricky Gervais, the award-winning creator and star of the original BBC series "The Office" and HBO's "Extras," comes a new romantic comedy. "The Invention of Lying" takes place in an alternate reality in which 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 (Gervais) 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. A comedy set in a world where no one has ever lied, until a writer seizes the opportunity for personal gain. In a world where no one fibs, a screenwriter gains fame and fortune -- and maybe the girl of his dreams -- by saying things that aren't true.

Title
The Invention of Lying
Year
2009
Genre
Comedy Romance Fantasy
Type
Movies
IDMB rating
6.4 (103111 votes)
Netflix rating
6.4
Metacritics rating
58.0
Rotten Tomatoes rating
56.0%
Directors
Matthew Robinson, Ricky Gervais
Actors
Ricky Gervais, Louis C.K., Tina Fey, Fionnula Flanagan, Rob Lowe, Jennifer Garner, Jeffrey Tambor, Jonah Hill

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