Sunday, March 28, 2010

28. March 27/28, 2010 - The Invention of Lying (2009)

I feel like the title and the premise of this movie are both a little misleading. The idea is that this is a world where no one can tell a lie. What it actually is is a world where everyone not only tells the truth, but also says exactly what's on their mind at any given moment. That makes for a movie that is less funny and more uncomfortable. Rob Lowe is saddled with a horrible pair of thick black glasses, Jennifer Garner has to say things like, "I'm going to go finish masterbating," (honestly, even if you couldn't lie, you wouldn't say that to your date!) and Ricky Gervais is not nearly as funny as usual. I'm very much looking forward to his next movie, Cemetery Junction, but mostly because Matthew Goode is in it.
My Netflix rating: 3 stars

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