The Invention of Lying [DVD] [2009]

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Overall Customer Rating:
100% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (4 out of 4)

Special Features

  • Prequel: the dawn of lying: documenting a monumental occasion in history
  • A truly "honest" making-of featurette: cast members share their admiration for a comedic genius
  • Meet Karl Pikington: Ricky's best buddy and co-host of the Ricky Gervais show chronicles his travels to the us for his first appearance in a hollywood movie
  • Ricky and matt's video podcasts: over 10 minutes' worth of awesome insider coverage
  • Additional scenes
  • More laughter: corpsing and outtakes


The Invention of Lying
Ricky Gervais directs himself in The Invention of Lying, a comedy in which everyone in the world tells the truth except for one misfit in the film industry, who after discovering the act of lying, milks it to become the world's most phenomenal performer. Matthew Robinson will co-direct from his own script, which he and Gervais collaborated on. Jennifer Garner, Rob Lowe, Jonah Hill, and Louis C.K. co-star in the Media Rights Capital production, with John Hodgman, Tina Fey, Christopher Guest, and Jeffrey Tambor rounding out the rest of the cast. ~ Jeremy Wheeler, Rovi

Cast & Crew

  • Ricky Gervais
    Ricky Gervais - Mark Bellison
  • Jennifer Garner
    Jennifer Garner - Anna McDoogles
  • Louis C.K.
    Louis C.K. - Greg
  • Rob Lowe
    Rob Lowe - Brad Kessler
  • Jonah Hill
    Jonah Hill - Frank

Customer rating

would recommend to a friend
  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Wonderful movie

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    I loved this movie. It's sweet, and funny and really quite brilliant. It is about an imaginary world where no one can lie (and no one has ever been able to lie), and what happens to the very human, but kind-hearted man who first becomes able to. Though his intentions are mostly altruistic (remember, I also said he is very human, so he also does things to benefit himself), he inadvertently causes some big problems in his world. It's all very funny and sweet.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great story, decent film


    The story is definitely a great one, also very original. Its not at all action packs, infact there isn't a whole lot of action at all... But if you're into decent story telling and you watch it with an open mind its worth it. Originaly i thought it would be a total chick-flick, but its not at all. It made me laugh and held my interest, what more do i need....

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    A very funny premise takes us on a strange journey

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    This movie is very very funny! I'm not a Ricky Gervais fan in general. That doesn't stop this little snack of a comedy from being a delightful, charming, and satisfying treat. Leave your dogma in a another room and sit down to enjoy watching the little guy win. The last scene with the new family at breakfast reads like an old Borscht Belt comedian's joke.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    The invention of Lying


    A man who suddenly discovers the ability to lie. Makes for a clever and funny movie plot.

    I would recommend this to a friend

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