Thursday, January 28, 2010

Movie Review - The Invention of Lying

I waited for this movie to come out to video - and now I'm wondering why. The Invention of Lying starring Ricky Gervais and Jennifer Garner is an interesting tale which involves a magical present-day land where nobody has ever lied or can lie. They say exactly what's on their mind. For instance: when Mark (Gervais) shows up for a date with Anna (Garner) she can't help but make him aware that she is not attracted to him whatsoever, stating that he is a bit short and fat. Mark is told ahead of time by his boss that he will be getting fired.

Five minutes into the movie you will be thinking to yourself that you love this movie.

It truly would be hilarious if everyone told the truth and always said what was on their mind. Imagine your next family holiday dinner. You may remark on how bland the food is, or how your parents have aged horribly and raised you all wrong, or how your sibling's life choices are a joke to you.

Good thing this only exists in the movies.

4 out of 5 stars on the Matt scale.

1 comment:

  1. Woooo! Thanks for the review Matt. I have been thinking about renting this movie but wasn't sure if it was as funny as it seemed. Looks like I have a date with my DVD player this weekend!