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The invention of lying

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Widescreen version.


English, dubbed French, or dubbed Spanish dialogue; optional English, French, or Spanish subtitles; English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing.


Ricky Gervais, Jennifer Garner, Jonah Hill, Louis C.K., Jeffrey Tambor, Fionnula Flanagan, Rob Lowe, Tina Fey, Jason Bateman, Christopher Guest.

Publication Information

Burbank, CA : Warner Home Video, [2010]

Physical Description

1 videodisc (99 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.


MPAA rating: PG-13; language, including some sexual material and a drug reference.


Mark is a desperate unemployed writer who lives in a world where everyone unfailingly tells the truth. People don't even know what fiction is. Every thought, no matter how humiliating or harsh, tumbles out unvarnished. Then one day, Mark becomes so desperate he manages to concoct a lie, which is believed with total and absolute gullibility. Now, Mark can get anything he wants. But the one thing he truly wants is the love of a girl named Anna who happens to be the one person to whom he can't bring himself to lie.


Title from container.

Originally released as a motion picture in 2009.

Special features: Prequel: the dawn of lying featurette; A truly "honest" making-of featurette; Meet Karl Pilkington; Ricky and Matt's video podcasts; additional scenes; more laughter: corpsing and outtakes.

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