Director(s): Ricky Gervais, Matthew Robinson. Cast: Ricky Gervais, Jennifer Garner, Jonah Hill, Louis C.K, Jeffrey Tambor, Rob Lowe, Tina Fey, Jason Bateman, Christopher Guest, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Edward Norton. 99 min. Rated PG-13. Comedy.
I love Ricky Gervais' intelligent comedy, and this time, even though his movie doesn't offer anything artistically incredible, his satirical theory on how religions started thousands of years ago is quite amusing. His comedic skills are in full force during a 10-minute sequence midway through the movie, where he confabulates for a crowd how "The Man in the Sky" works; and cameo appearances by a multitude of stars makes The Invention of Lying even more enjoyable. You'll find yourself taking strong positions for or against the message Gervais is trying to make here. Reminds of Monty Python's Life of Brian.