There may be bigger comedies on the horizon (“Bruno”, “Funny People”) but Ricky Gervais’ “The Invention of Lying” (formerly known as “This Side of the Truth”) remains high on my radar as it should anyone that is fan of Gervais because while “Ghost Town” was surprisingly good, I feel like this is his big cinematic debut for US audiences.
Yahoo! Movies recently debuted the trailer for the film and it looks very…Gervais. Based in a world where everyone always tells the truth, Gervais’ character discovers that he can lie. If there’s only minor flaw that caught me in the trailer, it seems like Gervais’ character is astounded when folks tell him the truth. Everyone else reacts deadpan and like it’s not a big deal (which makes sense) but Gervais reacts like he does whenever anyone said something stupid to him on “Extras”. But perhaps these reaction shots are after he’s acquired his “lying” ability. Check out the trailer after the jump.
The film co-stars Jennifer Garner, Louis CK, Jonah Hill, Martin Starr, Rob Lowe, Jason Bateman, Jeffrey Tambor, Christopher Guest, and Patrick Stewart as the film’s narrator (but by then he’s already seen everything…). “The Invention of Lying” hits theatres on September 25th.