The Invention of Lying (Fall Film Preview, Pt. 6)

Jason Singer
Mar 23, 2010


Imagine an alternate Earth where no has ever lied. Everybody believes everybody 100 percent of the time, because no one can comprehend a concept like dishonesty.

Now image someone learns how to lie. Imagine all the power he would have. Welcome to "The Invention of Lying."

"The world's going to end unless we have sex right now!" shouts Mark Bellison, the movie's main character, testing his newfound power on a beautiful blonde woman passing him on the street.

She looks at him — frightened for her life.

"Do we have time to get a motel?" she asks. "Or do we need to do it right here?"

Written and directed by Ricky Gervais (the writer/creator of "The Office"), "Lying" stars some of the funniest people on our planet: Gervais (who plays Bellison). Tina Fey ("30 Rock"). Christopher Guest ("Spinal Tap"). Rob Lowe ("The West Wing"). Jeffrey Tambour ("Arrested Development"). Louis C.K. ("The Chris Rock Show"). Phillip Seymour Hoffman ("Capote," "Charlie Wilson's War"). The list goes on and on.

If the film somehow matches the quality of its concept and cast, "Lying" could be one of the funniest and most enjoyable films of the year. Check out the trailer below:

For "Whip It! (Fall Film Preview, Pt. 5)," click here.

For "Sherlock Holmes (Fall Film Preview, Pt. 4)," click here.

For "The Imaginarium of Dr. Paranssus (Fall Film Preview, Pt. 3)," click here

For "The Road (Fall Film Preview, Pt. 2)," click here.

For "The Men Who Stare At Goats (Fall Film Preview, Pt. 1)," click here.