Here’s the trailer for The Invention of Lying, formerly This Side of Truth, presently a very funny trailer, and eventually, Ricky Gervais’ legitimate break-through movie in the United States.
Now, think of all your favorite comedic actors. They’re in the movie. Jason Bateman. Of course. Tina Fey. You betcha. Martin Starr. Hell yeah. John Hodgman? Wicked pissah. Christopher Guest. Jefferey Tambor. Jonah Hill. Check. Check Check. Adam Sandler: Absolutely not. It’s a funny movie, not a shitty one.
Also, Patrick Stewart narrates.
The high-concept premise is smart yet ridiculously simple— it’s sort of like Liar, Liar in reverse. Gervais lives in an alternate world where the notion of lying does not exist. Not even white lies. So, Gervais invents the lie, and because nobody knows what a lie is, everyone believes what he says is the truth.