The Invention of Lying Poster Image
Rated
PG-13
Runtime 100 min
Ratings
56% critics Rotten Tomatoes
39% audience Rotten Tomatoes
Age 15+ Common Sense Media
Genre Comedy, Fantasy, Romance
Release 10/02/09
Actors Ricky Gervais, Jennifer Garner, Jonah Hill, Louis C.K.
Directors Ricky Gervais, Matthew Robinson
It's a world where everyone tells the truth - and just about anything they're thinking. Mark Bellison is a screenwriter, about to be fired. He's short and chunky with a flat nose - a genetic setup that means he won't get to first base with Anna, the woman he loves. At a bank, on the spur of the moment he blurts out a fib, with eye-popping results. Then, when his mother's on her deathbed, frightened of the eternal void awaiting her, Mark invents fiction. The hospital staff overhear his description of Heaven, believe every word, and tell others. Soon Mark is a prophet, his first inventive screenplay makes him rich, and he's basically a good guy. But will that be enough for Anna?
Genre Comedy, Fantasy, Romance
Release 10/02/09
Actors Ricky Gervais, Jennifer Garner, Jonah Hill, Louis C.K.
Directors Ricky Gervais, Matthew Robinson
It's a world where everyone tells the truth - and just about anything they're thinking. Mark Bellison is a screenwriter, about to be fired. He's short and chunky with a flat nose - a genetic setup that means he won't get to first base with Anna, the woman he loves. At a bank, on the spur of the moment he blurts out a fib, with eye-popping results. Then, when his mother's on her deathbed, frightened of the eternal void awaiting her, Mark invents fiction. The hospital staff overhear his description of Heaven, believe every word, and tell others. Soon Mark is a prophet, his first inventive screenplay makes him rich, and he's basically a good guy. But will that be enough for Anna?