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 899 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
Directing Ricky Gervais Director
Writing Ricky Gervais Writer
Writing Matthew Robinson Writer
Art Priscilla Elliott Art Direction
Directing Matthew Robinson Director
Camera Tim Suhrstedt Director of Photography
Editing Chris Gill Editor
Production Lynn Kressel Casting
Production Francine Maisler Casting
Sound Tim Atack Original Music Composer
Art Alec Hammond Production Design
Costume & Make-Up Susie DeSanto Costume Design
Art Kathleen Rosen Set Decoration
Directing Scott Peterson Script Supervisor
Costume & Make-Up Marisa Aboitiz Costume Supervisor
Production Rachel Abarbanell Associate Producer
Production Ricky Gervais Producer
Production Dan Lin Producer
Production Oliver Obst Producer
Production Lynda Obst Producer
Production Sue Baden-Powell Executive Producer
Production Paris Kasidokostas Latsis Executive Producer
Production Terry Dougas Executive Producer
Production Ted Field Executive Producer
Production Wendy Cox Unit Production Manager
Camera Lawrence Karman Steadicam Operator
Camera Lawrence Karman Camera Operator
Camera Jeffrey Greeley Camera Operator
Camera Sam Urdank Still Photographer
Sound Michael Connell Music Editor
Sound Dana Millman Music Supervisor
Editing Emanuele Giraldo Assistant Editor
Editing Tom Foligno Assistant Editor
Sound Glenn Freemantle Sound Designer
Sound Glenn Freemantle Supervising Sound Editor
Sound David J. Schwartz Sound Mixer