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The Invention of Lying

Overall C

Mark (Ricky Gervais) has just made a remarkable discovery. While everyone in the world he lives in always tells the truth, he can lie! Using his newfound ability, he quickly begins to take advantage of the trusting souls around him -- especially the beautiful Anna (Jennifer Garner).

Release date October 2, 2009

Violence B-
Sexual Content C+
Profanity D+
Substance Use C-

Why is The Invention of Lying rated PG-13? The MPAA rated The Invention of Lying PG-13 for language including some sexual material and a drug reference.

Run Time: 100 minutes

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Why is The Invention of Lying rated PG-13? The Invention of Lying is rated PG-13 by the MPAA for language including some sexual material and a drug reference.

Although this film contains no depictions of sexual activity beyond some brief kissing, there are frequent, frank and often lengthy discussions on self-pleasuring, sexual arousal, the inappropriate manhandling of women and the intention to copulate. A man tells a woman that the world will end unless she has sex with him immediately. Several vulgar expressions are used along with derogatory comments regarding sexual orientation. The film contains portrayals of childhood bullying, attempted burglary and other unethical activities. On several occasions a character discusses options for committing suicide. Men and women regularly imbibe alcoholic beverages at home, over dinner and in social settings, sometimes to the point of drunkenness. One man drives erratically after consuming numerous drinks. A police officer admits to having a cocaine addiction. Jokes are aimed at religious beliefs, romantic relationships and body types. A character takes on the appearance of a Christian deity. The script contains frequent crude name-calling, some profanities and the use of a sexual expletive in a non-sexual context.

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The Invention of Lying
Canadian Movie Rating Info
Province Rating Rating Descriptor
British Columbia PG Coarse Language.
Alberta PG Language May Offend, Not Recommended For Young Children.
Manitoba PG Mature Theme.
Ontario PG Language May Offend.
Quebec G
Martimes PG
Canadian Home Video PG

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Cast and Crew

The Invention of Lying is directed by and stars Ricky Gervais, Jennifer Garner.

Home Video

The most recent home video release of The Invention of Lying movie is January 19, 2010. Here are some details…

Release Date: 19 January 2010

The Invention of Lying on DVD comes with:

- Additional Footage

- Behind The Scenes Featurette

The Invention of Lying on Blu-Ray is presented in widescreen with:

- Additional Footage

- Behind The Scenes Featurette

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