In the upcoming The Invention of Lying, the stupendous Ricky Gervais, whom I really think should be in every comedy that’s made from now on, trust, plays a down-on-his-luck loser named Mark living in an alternate reality in which lying is an impossibility.
Ew – having everyone constantly speaking the truth and nothing but the truth with no thought of the consequences can’t be a good thing, can it?
Not for Mark it’s not.
When Mark suddenly develops the ability to lie, though, he finds that dishonesty has its rewards, and he easily lies his way to fame and fortune.
Alas, he soon learns that lies are like feathers from a pillow that’s shaken: they spread fast and far and before he knows it, he has a big mess to clean up, especially after his tallest tales start being taken as gospel.
And more importantly, he learns that he cannot fib his way into the heart of the woman (Jennifer Garner) he loves.
The Invention of Lying opens on Sept. 25.