The Invention of Lying Review

Movie ReviewThe Invention of Lying: 3 out of 10.

I find Ricky Gervais to be a very funny guy. I laughed at his HBO special, I loved him in The Office and I even enjoy "The Ricky Gervais Show". Ricky Gervais is funny.

Ricky Gervais wrote and directed The Invention of Lying, and he brought along a bunch of my favourite people. For my money, nobody is funnier than Louis C.K.. He's in The Invention of Lying. Tina Fey is pretty damn funny. She's in this thing, too. Does John Hodgman make you laugh? He makes me laugh, and he's in The Invention of Lying. Even the Bluths, Jeffrey Tambor and Jason Bateman, appear in this movie.

That's a pretty funny collective, and you'd think it would be nearly impossible to make these folks unfunny. But that's exactly what The Invention of Lying is: unfunny.

It's a semi-interesting 5-minute discussion stretched over 99 minutes, completely void of humour. I didn't laugh once, and when I'm not laughing at Louis C.K., something has gone horribly wrong.


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Marc Felice

I totally agree. 100%

July 12, 2010 @ 8:17 PM


Better or worse than Four Christmases?

July 12, 2010 @ 8:17 PM

Toronto Mike Verified as the defacto Toronto Mike

Four Christmases might have actually had more laughs, but The Invention of Lying was still a better movie.

July 12, 2010 @ 8:22 PM

Buffalo Boy Mike

thats why I didnt bother with that movie because I dont want to see Louis CK in an unfunny role/movie. Louis CK I consider to be one of the best comics out there.

July 12, 2010 @ 9:02 PM


Invention of Lying was probably the most horrible thing to ever go into my DVD player. I think something has gone wrong in the script, where the "concept" didn't get across. I can sit through a bad movie, this was far and beyond bad to the extent of of being unwatchable.
Turned it off in 20 minutes and got a credit from the movie store.

July 13, 2010 @ 8:44 AM

Mike from Lowville

I thought is was funny, with a twist. The concept got across. Louis's show is great, can't wait for episode 4. I think you need to smoke a fatty Mike. Maybe your loss of humor was the fault of the G-20 protesters.

July 13, 2010 @ 10:10 AM


From the guy who made Extras to this - I couldn't get past the first 20 as well...and MfL, I did smoke a fatty, and it still wasn't funny.

July 13, 2010 @ 5:01 PM

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