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The Invention of Lying
2009
 
In a land where no one fibs, fiction doesn't exist and movies consist of actors simply reading historical facts, unsuccessful screenwriter Mark (Ricky Gervais) gains fame and fortune -- and maybe the girl of his dreams (Jennifer Garner) -- by saying things that aren't true. Gervais and Matthew Robinson co-write and co-direct this mayhem-filled comedy that co-stars Rob Lowe. Look for cameos by Tina Fey, Jonah Hill and Philip Seymour Hoffman.
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Comedy
 
This film always seemed to just miss being funny for me. Didn't laugh out loud once--lots of potential, but timing is everything, and this one just kept missing the beat.
 
The first half was a comedic look at what the world would be like if people couldn't lie, and the second half was a romance/drama based on the premise of the first half. Almost like two separate short films.
 
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