THE INVENTION OF LYING
Influential British comic Ricky Gervais (The Office, Extras) comes a cropper in this attempt to conquer Hollywood. In a world where the truth is always told, Gervais plays the fi rst man to ever tell a lie. What starts out as an intriguing idea for a fi lm – think an inverse version of Jim Carrey’s Liar Liar – soon becomes a grating gimmick. Gervais’ comic radar is not working well here. As a leading man, he just can’t cut it when the pressure is on. Should stick to his home turf from now on. Co- stars Jennifer Garner.