The Invention Of Lying is now available to watch on HBO, and I recommend everyone who likes comedy do so. Particularly if you’re a fan of Ricky Gervais and his style of writing.
Gervais co-wrote, co-directed, and co-produced The Invention Of Lying, and he also stars in it. So it’s fair to say that if you don’t like Gervais this is one film you should probably avoid at all costs.
The Invention Of Lying, which was released in cinemas in 2009, see Gervais’ character as the inventor of lying in a world in which humans haven’t evolved the gene for lying.
The film caused controversy in the U.S. upon release because not only does it mention evolution, it dismisses the idea of religion completely as the prospect of Heaven is the first lie ever told.
So long as you have an open mind though, this should amuse and entertain. Even if the ending is a little stilted.