Invention of Lying, The

Lists: Comedy

Brief Synopsis: "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."

Overall Ranking: 2105 (Rank from 2009: # 50)

Adjusted* Rating:
(lowest rating dropped)

Ratings Breakdown
(The Mixed Bag)

Buttery 20%
Regular 20%
Half-Popped 60%
Stale 0%
Burnt 0%


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Reviewer Rating Review Secondary Ratings
David Baruffi88
Rob from GuysFilmQuest83Comedy: 5
Sex Appeal: 2
Rewatch: 5
Dan O'Neill60(full review)
Andrew Buckle of The Film Emporium43(full review)
Gorgon Reviews43(full review)

People Involved

  • Ricky Gervais (Mark Bellison)
  • Jennifer Garner (Anna McDoogles)
  • Jonah Hill (Frank)
  • Louis C.K. (Greg)
  • Jeffrey Tambor (Anthony)
  • Fionnula Flanagan (Martha Bellison)
  • Rob Lowe (Brad Kessler)
  • Tina Fey (Shelley)
  • Stephanie March (Blonde)
  • Ruben Santiago-Hudson (Landlord)
  • John Hodgman (Wedding Overseer)
  • Nathan Corddry (News Reporter)
  • Jimmi Simpson (Bob)
  • Martin Starr (Waiter #1)
  • Jason Bateman (Doctor)
  • Christopher Guest (Nathan Goldfrappe)
  • Philip Seymour Hoffman (Jim the Bartender)
  • Edward Norton (Cop)
  • Bobby Moynihan (Assistant)
  • Ricky Gervais (Director)