Release Date: October 2nd, 2009
Plot Outline: In a land of only truth, a man discovers how to lie.
To begin with I really disliked The Invention of Lying. The characters in the movie kept saying random, inappropriate things that were on their minds. It was supposed to be funny but it was just silly. I don’t know if the writers know this but there is a big difference between telling the truth and saying everything in your head. They finally got this as the movie progressed. Characters finally stopped saying ridiculous…not funny things eventually.
I had hopes that it was going to get better as the time went on so I didn’t turn it off. Mistake. The characters were not likable at all. They were annoying and unrealistic. Well, I hope they’re unrealistic. I hope no one like those characters are roaming around.
The Invention of Lying was basically a worse off version of Pleasantville. I had a lot of hope for this movie. The previews made it look like a fun movie to watch, it was a good idea with a lot of potential, and it was full of good actors; even Edward Norton made an appearance. It was a much better idea on paper than in reality.