THE IN­VEN­TION OF LY­ING

Sunday Tasmanian - Tassie Living - - WEEK IN MOVIES -

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.

9.30PM, SCT

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