The Invention of Lying Image
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Mixed or average reviews - based on 31 Critics

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5.7

Mixed or average reviews- based on 121 Ratings

Summary: The Invention of Lying 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. (Warner Bros.)
Runtime: 99 min
Rating: Rated PG-13 for language including some sexual material and a drug reference.
Production: Lin Pictures
Genres: Fantasy, Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Language: English
Home Release Date: Jan 19, 2010
Director Credit
Matthew Robinson Director
Ricky Gervais Director
Writer Credit
Matthew Robinson Written By
Ricky Gervais Written By
Principal Cast Credit
Ricky Gervais Mark Bellison
Cast Credit
Donna Sorbello Anna's Mother
Fionnula Flanagan Martha Bellison
Jeffrey Tambor Anthony
Jennifer Garner Anna McDoogles
Jimmi Simpson Bob
John Hodgman Wedding Overseer
Jonah Hill Frank
Louis C.K. Greg
Martin Starr Waiter #1
Nathan Corddry News Reporter
Rob Lowe Brad Kessler
Ruben Santiago-Hudson Landlord
Stephanie March Blonde
Tina Fey Shelley
Producer Credit
Asif Satchu Executive Producer
Dan Lin Producer
Lynda Obst Producer
Max Keene Associate Producer
Modi Wiczyk Executive Producer
Oliver Obst Producer
Paris Kasidokostas Latsis Executive Producer
Rachel Abarbanell Associate Producer
Ricky Gervais Producer
Sue Baden-Powell Executive Producer
Ted Field Executive Producer
Terry Dougas Executive Producer
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