The Invention of Lying (2009)

8.0 / Rated by 2 people

100 min.
Plot  The film features a narrative set in an alternative reality in which there is no such thing as lying and everything said is the absolute truth. In this world people make blunt, often unintentionally cruel statements. Not being able to lie has resulted in this alternative reality having no religions. The absence of fiction results in a movie industry limited to lecture-style historical readings and advertisements as bluntly truthful as the people are.

Mark Bellison (Ricky Gervais) is an unsuccessful lecture-film writer who is assigned to write about the 1300s, a "very boring" era. One night he goes out on a date with the beautiful, charming and wealthy Anna McDoogles (Jennifer Garner). She tells Mark she is not attracted to him, because of his looks and unsuccessful financial situation, but is going out with him to satisfy her extremely prejudiced mother and as a favour to Mark's friend Greg Kleinschmidt (Louis C.K.).

The next day Mark is fired from his job because of ...



Ricky Gervais
Mark Bellison
Jennifer Garner
Anna McDoogles
Rob Lowe
Brad Kessler
Jonah Hill
Frank Fawcett
Tina Fey
Shelley Bailey
Jeffrey Tambor
Anthony James
Jimmi Simpson
Bob Scott
Fionnula Flanagan
Martha Bellison
Dreama Walker
Martin Starr
John Hodgman
Wedding Overseer
Nate Corddry
News Reporter
Stephanie March
Blonde Woman on the Street
Jason Bateman
Stephen Merchant
Man at the Door
Philip Seymour Hoffman
Jim The Bartender
Edward Norton
Traffic Cop


All Titles

The Invention of Lying
English Original Title

Release Dates


United States




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