Friday, July 9, 2010

The Invention of Lying

Starring Ricky Gervais, Rob Lowe, Jennifer Garner, Jonah Hill, Louie C.K. and Tina Fey

Directed by Ricky Gervais and Matthew Robinson

Release Date: October 02, 2009

What if you could never lie? How would the interactions between you and the people you know and care about differ? this is the setup of THE INVENTION OF LYING, written and co-directed by Ricky Gervais. The set up for the movie is quite interesting, and the characters within this alternate universe are quite hilarious, but how does the film set as a comedy? The jokes are quite humorous, as there are many chuckleworthy moments where the characters literally speak their minds, but nothing truly memorable or sidesplitting. The casting is either hit or miss, depending on how you enjoy the actors who portray their characters. louis c.k. and jonah hill are good "sidekick" characters to Gervais' loveable loser, but I found tina Fey a tad aggrivating at times and Jennifer Gardner could have been better. still, this is a good comedy with great humor within its' dialogue and character interactions.

Rating: * * * 1/2 of 5

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