The Invention of Lying

The Invention of Lying (2009)

In a world where everyone can only tell the truth... This guy can lie.

  • Genre: Comedy, Fantasy, Romance
  • Release Date: 2009-09-13
  • User Rating: 6.2/10 from 994 ratings
  • Runtime: 1h 40min
  • Language: English
  • Production Company: Wintergreen Productions
  • Production Country: United States of America
  • Directors: , .
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Set in a world where the concept of lying doesn't exist, a loser changes his lot when he invents lying and uses it to get ahead.

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  • Ricky Gervais

    as Mark Bellison
  • Jennifer Garner

    as Anna McDoogles
  • Jonah Hill

    as Frank Fawcett
  • Louis C.K.

    as Greg Kleinschmidt
  • Jeffrey Tambor

    as Anthony James
  • Fionnula Flanagan

    as Martha Bellison
  • Rob Lowe

    as Brad Kessler
  • Tina Fey

    as Shelley Bailey
  • Stephanie March

    as Blonde
  • Ruben Santiago-Hudson

    as Landlord
  • John Hodgman

    as Wedding Overseer
  • Nate Corddry

    as News Reporter
  • Jimmi Simpson

    as Bob
  • Martin Starr

    as Waiter #1
  • Jason Bateman

    as Doctor
  • Christopher Guest

    as Nathan Goldfrappe
  • Philip Seymour Hoffman

    as Jim the Bartender
  • Edward Norton

    as Cop
  • Bobby Moynihan

    as Assistant
  • Stephen Merchant

    as Man at the Door
  • Dreama Walker

    as Receptionist
  • Eric André

    as Man #4
  • Cole Jensen

    as Short Fat Brian
  • John Franchi

    as Casino Gambler
Editing Chris Gill Editor
Production Francine Maisler Casting
Production Lynda Obst Producer
Sound Tim Atack Original Music Composer
Art Alec Hammond Production Design
Production Ted Field Executive Producer
Sound Glenn Freemantle Sound Designer
Sound Glenn Freemantle Supervising Sound Editor
Camera Tim Suhrstedt Director of Photography
Directing Ricky Gervais Director
Production Ricky Gervais Producer
Writing Ricky Gervais Writer
Production Lynn Kressel Casting
Production Dan Lin Producer
Production Sue Baden-Powell Executive Producer
Production Terry Dougas Executive Producer
Costume & Make-Up Susie DeSanto Costume Design
Art Priscilla Elliott Art Direction
Editing Tom Foligno Assistant Editor
Costume & Make-Up Marisa Aboitiz Costume Supervisor
Editing Emanuele Giraldo Assistant Editor
Production Wendy Cox Unit Production Manager
Sound Michael Connell Music Editor
Camera Jeffrey Greeley Camera Operator
Camera Lawrence Karman Camera Operator
Camera Lawrence Karman Steadicam Operator
Directing Scott Peterson Script Supervisor
Camera Sam Urdank Still Photographer
Art Kathleen Rosen Set Decoration
Directing Matthew Robinson Director
Writing Matthew Robinson Writer
Production Rachel Abarbanell Associate Producer
Production Oliver Obst Producer
Production Paris Kasidokostas Latsis Executive Producer
Sound Dana Millman Music Supervisor
Sound David J. Schwartz Sound Mixer