The Invention of Lying new trailer online
The Invention of Lying seems a really interesting idea, in a world where (I can feel my voiceover voice kicking in) everyone tells the truth without question, a man suddenly realises how to lie. Not just that but he realises that lying will bring him everything he would desire.
The film comes from Ricky Gervais and Matthew Robinson who both wrote and directed the film, and carries a healthy cast including Jennifer Garner, Jason Bateman, Patrick Stewart, Tina Fey, Rob Lowe, Christopher Guest, Jonah Hill, and so on.
Now there's a new trailer online for The Invention of Lying and it really does expand on that conceit, however there are a few concerns.
Ricky Gervais is, well, as always, Ricky Gervais. Also the "explain everything to camera" moment about what it's called that they all do (telling the truth) is a little convoluted, and I can't help but wonder if this invention of lying means that you have mind control over everyone else.
The reason I say that last part is that we see the line at the end of the trailer where Gervais' character says something along the lines of it being the best film ever and that ties in with a moment of him walking out of a limo onto a red carpet being greeted by tons of screaming people.
Now in a world of telling the truth, by just standing up and saying a film is wonderful, does that mean that everyone who tells the truth has to believe him heart and soul? Can they not read reviews, form an opinion and decide for themselves if they like something?
Just because they assume he must be telling the truth and they cannot lie, doesn't mean that they have to like the film.
I may be a little overly negative here, but I'm struggling with these points. Still, the trailer for The Invention of Lying has some giggles, and I'm sure will be a more light hearted than I'm expecting!