Jun 26 2009'Invention of Lying' Trailer: Prepare for ELO to Tell You to Feel Good

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Hey, there's a trailer for the high concept, first-man-to-ever-lie comedy, The Invention of Lying. Something of a "We Are the World" of comedies, with appearances by all sort of people you don't expect to see all in one place--including Louis CK, Tina Fey, Rob Lowe, Jonah Hill, Jason Bateman, Christopher Guest, Jeffrey Tambor, John Hodgman, Patrick Stewart, Stephen Merchant, Freaks & Geeks's weirdest geek, and more--the film stars Ricky Gervais as the first man to conceive of untruths in a world that's never thought to lie.

I really wanted to like this, but about halfway through, around the time I started wondering why Robin Williams wasn't the star, my worries began. Hopefully this is just a bad, really broad trailer:

I thought we were done using "Mr. Blue Sky" in trailers. Let's put that in the soundtrack retirement home, in a nice bed next to Requiem for a Dream song.

Reader Comments

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Actually, this looks funny, i''ve yet to see Gervais do something i didn't like i'll check it out.

Wow, there were no posts even worth commenting on today. Slow day for movie news.

I quite like the look of this.
I shall probably check it out.

Heya, theres an alternative cut of the trailer up on youtube. I think its a little better. MIght be an international cut.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sgOtGpW2qrc

I thought Gervais was assuring us that this woud, in fact, be called This Side of The Truth? I'm sort of dissappointed by the title change, but even more disheartened by the trailer. It might still be good, but I'm not filled with confidence by it.

It looks much better than Cats.
I'm going to see it again and again

I cant wait.

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