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The Invention of Lying

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). Get the movie review and more. »


Overall: C
Violence: B-
Sexual Content: C+
Language: D+
Drugs/Alcohol: C-
Run Time: 100
Theater Release: 02 Oct 2009
Video Release: 19 Jan 2010
MPAA Rating: PG-13
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The Invention of Lying is rated PG-13: for language including some sexual material and a drug reference.

Cast: Ricky Gervais, Jennifer Garner
Studio: 2009 Warner Brothers Pictures
Website: Official site for The Invention of Lying.

Detailed Review

Honesty gets a bad rap in The Invention of Lying. It really has very little to do with telling the truth. Instead, it’s defined as a continuous battery of uncensored,… 
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Why Is The Invention of Lying Rated PG-13?

Although this film contains no depictions of sexual activity beyond some brief kissing, there are… 
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Talk It Over

Why do the screenwriters appear to equate tact or diplomacy with dishonesty? Does complete honesty… 
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Video alternatives / Home Video Bonus Features

In Quiz Show, contestants who’ve been coaxed into lying in the pursuit of fame… 
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