Friday, March 5, 2010

Friday Flicks: The Invention of Lying

The Invention of Lying

About the movie: In a world where people speak the truth and have no concept of deception, a young man about to lose everything invents the "lie" and goes on to change not just the nature of movie-making, but creates the basis of religion.

From me: I was pretty excited when I heard that Ricky Gervais was the lead in another movie. Ghost Town was hilarious, all because of him! Unfortunately, I only made it about halfway through Invention of Lying before I turned it off. Because no one could lie, there was more information than I cared to hear shared on sexual subjects. I was also less than impressed with Ricky Gervais' obvious (and sacriligious, in my opinon) copy-cat of Moses and the Ten Commandments. Ricky's version included his ten rules pasted onto two pizza boxes, one held in each arm (right after that particular scene is when I turned the movie off). Ricky was his usual funny self and I did enjoy quite a few scenes in the movie, but unfortunately the negative won out in the end. If you can't contain your curiosity :) I would suggest that you make sure the kids are in bed before you satisfy it.

I was not compensated in any way for this review. All opinions are my own.


Kristie said...

Good to know it's not the best to see! I'm not sure it's one we'd pick up, but you never know....Rich grabbed Inglorious Bastards (sp?) a few weeks back and then he fell asleep and I ended up watching the whole disgusting movie. It was one that you think would get better, but it didn't! (Mostly blood and swearing, plus it was slow.)