Lacking the comedic potential to warrant much more than a 15 min sketch, the script for The Invention of Lying has few redeeming qualities and even fewer laughs. Star- packed with the likes of Jennifer Garner, Louis C.K., Jonah Hill, Tina Fey, Rob Lowe, Jeffrey Tambor, Fionnula Flanagan as well as notable cameos from Jason Bateman, Philip Seymour Hoffman and Edward Norton, you have to wonder did any of these actors actually read the script before signing on?
Children are often told to stay away from people their parents perceive as bad influences; it feels like it might be time to tell Ricky Gervais to steer clear of his unreliable friend, America. Gervais who has two highly successful TV series under his belt (The Office, Extras) - seems to be throwing away all his credibility with filmic endeavours in the States. We thought he might have learnt after Ghost Town, a train-wreck of a comedy, but no he is back and it looks like it is just getting worse.