The Invention of Lying
Release date: Friday October 2, 2009
Running time: 99 min.
Director: Ricky Gervais, Matt Robinson
Studio: Warner Bros. Pictures
Screenplay: Ricky Gervais, Matthew Robinson
Producer(s): Dan Lin, Oly Obst, Lynda Obst
Cast: Ricky Gervais, Jennifer Garner, Rob Lowe, Jonah Hill, Jonah Hill, Louis C.K., Tina Fey, Jason Bateman, Jeffrey Tambor
Official Site: the-invention-of-lying.warnerbros.com
Rating: PG-13 language including some sexual material and a drug reference
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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 the new romantic comedy “The Invention of Lying,” which takes place in an alternate reality where 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 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.