Tuesday, July 13, 2010

The Invention of Lying

Yours truly was fully prepared to enjoy the latest DVD selection from our friends at Netflix: Ricky Gervais's "The Invention of Lying."

Wow, was I disappointed.

The premise seemed so interesting, the story being set in an alternate reality where no one has ever lied (and thus, has never been lied to). But, Gervais stumbles across the benefits to be gained by fibbing.

He is able to win the affections of an otherwise-unobtainable hottie played by Jennifer Garner.

And, he is finally able to put annoying co-workers (played by Rob Lowe and Tina Fey) in their place.

But, then the film veered off the path of cute romantic comedy and ventured into atheist propoganda.

Bottom line: If you are a person of any kind of faith, prepare to be offended. If on the other hand you're planning to spend eternity in hell, you probably won't mind wasting a couple of hours in preparing for it by watching this film.


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