Friday, March 05, 2010

The Invention of Lying

I just finished watching Ricky Gervais' "The Invention of Lying." The basic premise is that every one in the world speaks the truth because they don't know how to do anything else. But one day Ricky Gervais figures out he can lie, and that it works to his advantage. The first part of the movie where everyone speaks the truth is hilarious. Tina Fey as Mark's secretary was very funny. After he was fired, she said, "Well, goodbye. I've hated every day that I worked for you." There was one employee standing outside the building telling everyone "I don't want to go it." Who hasn't felt THAT way? The old folks home was called, "A Sad Place For Hopeless Old People," and the motel was called, "A Cheap Motel For Intercourse With A Near Stranger". LOL! All along Jen Garner's character Anna told Mark (Gervais) that she would never be with him because their kids would be fat with little stubby noses. While they become friends it never becomes more than that because Anna is obsessed with marrying someone who is good looking. One funny part was just after Mark declared his love for Anna. She then tells him how much she loves him, and as they lean in to kiss, she pulls away at the last minute. Mark: "Why can't we be together then?" Anna: "Because of the whole genetics thing. Little fat kids with snub noses. It's a shame that being rich and famous doesn't change your genetics." Ain't that the truth!


Meadowlark said...

I just wished they hadn't gotten so obviously anti-religion. No matter what religion they were picking on. I know it wouldn't fly if they'd have picked Muslim, so why was it ok to so obviously slam Christianity?

It was humorous as a whole.

*Goddess* said...

Yeah, the whole movie started to get bogged down at that point.