#123movies #fmovies #putlocker #gomovies #solarmovie #soap2day Watch Full Movie Online Free – It’s a world where everyone tells the truth – and just about anything they’re thinking. Mark Bellison is a screenwriter, about to be fired. He’s short and chunky with a flat nose – a genetic setup that means he won’t get to first base with Anna, the woman he loves. At a bank, on the spur of the moment he blurts out a fib, with eye-popping results. Then, when his mother’s on her deathbed, frightened of the eternal void awaiting her, Mark invents fiction. The hospital staff overhear his description of Heaven, believe every word, and tell others. Soon Mark is a prophet, his first inventive screenplay makes him rich, and he’s basically a good guy. But will that be enough for Anna?
Plot: Set in a world where the concept of lying doesn’t exist, a loser changes his lot when he invents lying and uses it to get ahead.
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God is an upside down fruit man
This movie had a hard life. A lot of people walked out of theaters trash talking it. I honestly think the only reason this movie is being criticized so harshly is because it pokes at religion. It was the best allegory on religion since Cat’s Craddle. This movie was interesting, and it really makes the viewer think about human values. Just because a movie mimics reality so honestly it seems absurd is not a reason to dislike something. How do you dislike the truth. I think people should watch this movie remembering it’s just a movie. Friendly advice: don’t get your panties all bunched up before you sit down in the dark for two hours.
The Invention of Lying, is a hilarious comedy that also offers some thought provoking truths.
one of the best screenplays of the year… for at least most of its running time
The Invention of Lying has a first half that works fantastically. It’s a premise with a touch of the Twilight Zone, only filtered through a comedian like Ricky Gervais. It’s about how the whole world cannot tell a lie since they don’t know anything else aside from the truth. This means people just say exactly what they mean to say or what they think of someone else or off the top of their head at a moment’s notice, and it basically makes everybody’s sense of perception based on what’s on the surface without looking at any deeper truth (i.e. Gervais’ character is a ‘chubby guy with a snub nose’ for his date, Jennifer Garner). But one day Gervais is at the bank and about to take out money and literally a flash of lightning comes to him and he comes up with the first lie ever. From there on in he uses this to his advantage, spinning a crazy story to get his job back at the screen writing office (where he writes scripts on history that are read boringly by a person sitting in a chair facing the audience), to get another date with Garner’s character, and even help out a few folks.
The spin happens when he comes up with a lie to his mother when she’s on her deathbed – he basically comes up with the concept of the afterlife just to ease her fear of entering an eternity of nothingness. But word spreads about this place “where you meet your friends and live in a mansion”, and he’s suddenly a voice to (as George Carlin would’ve once said), “the Man Who Lives in the Clouds” for all the world. It’s a very funny concept that is executed to some very funny scenes, some even brilliant. Gervais makes for a likable lead character (a shame he’s only started starring in his own movies), and the actors he surrounds himself with are all very good – sometimes with some surprise walk-ons such as Philip Seymour Hoffman and Edward Norton (the latter is kind of an in-joke lie unto itself). And for at least the first half it’s simply a fantastic script that hits right note after right note.
So why not a total success? Frankly, despite the intelligence in the material throughout, and the competent (if not imaginative) direction, the love story that develops isn’t believable. Even as Garner’s character works within her parameters, it does not make sense after a while why Gervais’ Mark would still be going after her. To be fair, it does provide for an amusing sight gag later in the film as he starts to look like Moses (hence the Ten Commandments on the back of pizza boxes), but it just comes off too conventionally compared to the more subversive ideas in the material. To put it another way, it’s nowhere near a hit-out-of-the-park story of subversion, but rather a mind, light-hearted romp through the human condition, if that makes sense. It’s about what happens when only one person can tell between what is and what isn’t, and all of its laughs and sharp points can’t make up for its dull (and annoying) third act.
Original Language en
Runtime 1 hr 40 min (100 min)
Genre Comedy, Fantasy, Romance
Director Ricky Gervais, Matthew Robinson
Writer Ricky Gervais, Matthew Robinson
Actors Ricky Gervais, Jennifer Garner, Jonah Hill
Country United States
Awards 1 nomination
Production Company N/A
Sound Mix Dolby Digital, DTS, SDDS
Aspect Ratio 1.85 : 1
Camera Panavision Panaflex Millennium XL2, Panavision Primo Lenses, Panavision Panaflex Platinum, Panavision Primo Lenses
Laboratory DeLuxe, Hollywood (CA), USA, Framestore CFC, London, UK (digital intermediate), Technicolor, Hollywood (CA), USA (prints)
Film Length N/A
Negative Format 35 mm (Kodak)
Cinematographic Process Digital Intermediate (2K) (master format), Spherical (source format)
Printed Film Format 35 mm (Kodak Vision 2383), D-Cinema