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Ricky Gervais Wreaks Havoc with Theology in 'The Invention of Lying'new

The film's unfortunate veers are nicely countered with a bit of subversion in which Mark, to soothe his mother and then the rest of the world, makes up the ideas of heaven, hell, and a "man in the sky." Yes, folks: Here, God is a lie, and those who believe otherwise are portrayed as fools.
Washington City Paper  |  Tricia Olszewski  |  10-15-2009  |  Reviews

Ricky Gervais Tells the Truth About 'The Invention of Lying'new

A mid-life success as the creator of the original British reality spoof The Office and the HBO series Extras, Gervais has always made comic hay out of his short stature and pudgy build. The Invention of Lying is no exception. "I've always done that," Gervais admits. "I think it's funny."
Artvoice  |  M. Faust  |  10-02-2009  |  Profiles & Interviews

Ricky Gervais Lands in Cloudcuckooland With 'Invention of Lying'new

Ricky Gervais, the film's star and co-writer/co-director, doesn't do philosophical scrutiny or hermeneutic analysis; he merely undermines religion using the glib condescension of Hollywood leftists who assume the only people who still believe in God live in fly-over America. A hostile new trend has begun.
New York Press  |  Armond White  |  10-01-2009  |  Reviews

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