The Invention of Lying

Jays Rating:

Ricky Gervais writes, directs and stars in a film about a universe where no one can lie in the comedy The Invention of Lying. Ricky Gervais plays a screenwriter who strikes out with a beautiful woman played by Jennifer Garner and is also about to loose his job and apartment. One day after needing some money he becomes the first person in the world to lie and when his mother is about die he tells her she is going to a joyful after-life and basically invents religion. This film has an original concept, clever gags and self-deprecating humor. The beginning has a lot of promise and has some down right hilarious jokes then the second half becomes sluggish with some sentimental scenes. Also I think I understand that no one can lie but did everyone have to say what is on their mind. For example the waiter tells Ricky Gervis that the food is no good, he is fat and his girlfriend is out of his league. (I guess he didn’t care about a tip) I was thinking I would be safe in this world since I couldn’t see anybody and mention what people look like except then I thought what about the comments about me. (My wife wouldn’t tell me if that would be good or bad) I think the idea for this film was better then the execution and I’m giving it a C rating.

This movie has been given a PG13 rating by the MPAA

Although I am blind, I can appreciate a good movie as well as sighted individuals.
I rely more on a good story line than special effects.