The Invention of Lying (2009)

Imagine a world where everyone tells the truth all the time. It sounds fantastic doesn’t it? Well… not quite… Keep in mind that this means that there are no filters, no flattery, no fiction and no soft landings. Are you Ok with your date letting you know what she will be doing while getting ready as you wait downstairs? Let me tell you, this guy does not know what hit him and it is funny to hear out loud what may go inside a guy’s head while on a date. Get ready to watch your favorite film, “The Invention of Forks” and “The Black Plague” both historical films narrated by a single person. Yeah, acting is also out of the picture if lying is not possible.

This movie makes a great job on building humor from our tendency to think negatively. Imagine what could one man do when he realizes that he can lie? Lying never looked so kind or sexy until things turn cringe. While really funny, this movie also makes you wonder, what is our responsibility to the people that we love, knowing that they are ready to believe everything we tell them.

Have you ever told a lie so big that you had to invent other lies to support the first one? Reaching the point that you can’t keep up with what you have said anymore? The plot really pushes that boundary while making you laugh really hard. One spoiler, I will say that if you are one of those people who are waiting to know what the man in the sky wants from you or from that special person that you so badly want to be with, this is not the movie for you.

Overall, this is a sweet story about love and how telling the truth, shows respect for loved ones by giving them a choice to show us that they love the real version of us and not the façade that we may put up for fear of rejection.

What did you think of this movie? Leave your comments below.

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