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STAR RATINGS EXPLAINED
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FILM DETAILS
Certificate 12A
Cast
Jennifer Garner
Jonah Hill
Rob Lowe
Louis CK
Directors
Ricky Gervais
Matthew Robinson
Screenwriters
Matthew Robinson
Ricky Gervais
Running Time
100 minutes

The Invention of Lying
Ricky Gervais discovers the unfunniest joke in the world


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The Invention of Lying

Plot
In a world where people are unable to lie, put-upon screenwriter Mark Bellison (Gervais) is subjected to a daily dose of blunt-talking humiliation. Then he discovers he can tell a fib, boosting his love life and career, until complications arise in the form of a Man In The Sky…


Verdict
Proof that when you aim for the stars, sometimes you find a black hole. Hopefully just an anomaly for the usually wonderful Gervais.


Reviewed by Chris Hewitt

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