The Invention of Lying Trailer & Clips


The Invention of Lying full movie is released on Oct 02, 2009. Watch The Invention of Lying online - the English Comedy movie from United States , which has achieved a worldwide gross of $32,406,507. The Invention of Lying is directed by Ricky Gervais,Matthew Robinson and created by Ricky Gervais with Ricky Gervais and Jennifer Garner. The Invention of Lying is available online on Kanopy and Apple iTunes.

It's a world where everyone tells the truth - and just about anything they're thinking. Mark Bellison is a screenwriter, about to be fired. He's short and chunky with a flat nose - a genetic setup that means he won't get to first base with Anna, the woman he loves. At a bank, on the spur of the moment he blurts out a fib, with eye-popping results. Then, when his mother's on her deathbed, frightened of the eternal void awaiting her, Mark invents fiction. The hospital staff overhear his description of Heaven, believe every word, and tell others. Soon Mark is a prophet, his first inventive screenplay makes him rich, and he's basically a good guy. But will that be enough for Anna?

As know as:

Изобретение лжи, La mentira original, Раждането на лъжата, Inventarea minciunii, Uærlighetens pris

Release Date:

Oct 02, 2009

Release Date (Streaming):

Jan 19, 2010


United States



Stream Service:

Warner Bros.

Production Companies:

Warner Bros., Radar Pictures, Media Rights Capital (MRC)

Official Site:

Official site

Gross worldwide:



In a world where everyone can only tell the truth... ...this guy can lie., In a world where everyone can only tell the truth,.....he's just invented the lie!


Deborah Ross
The Spectator
Not funny or surreal enough to distract you from its shortcomings and not subversive enough, if at all, to actually have something to say.
by rottentomatoes, Aug 30, 2018
Giles Hardie
Sydney Morning Herald
Somewhere between a great concept and an awful script The Invention of Lying got lost in its own truth gimmick. But the truth is, it starts bad and just gets worse.
by rottentomatoes, Feb 06, 2018
Ed Koch
The Atlantic
I kid you not when I say I sat there wondering is there nothing more to this film? Am I overlooking something? I don't think so, and I couldn't wait for the lights to go up.
by rottentomatoes, Jan 17, 2018

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