The 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.