Sunday, May 9, 2010

Funny Idea, horrible result

My latest netflix movie: The Invention of Lying. The plot is quite simple. A man figures out he can tell a lie. He's the only person who can in this very honest world. As the story goes he begins to use the power to get his way at life. Think Evan All Mighty. While this is a great idea, it's a big flop. It's as if the writers tried to be funny as they are on The Office. But it falls short of Ha. 

One thing I noticed was the lack of lines for the actors. Ricky Jarvas's character runs around telling lies to people to fix the world, but you can't actually hear what is being said because it's just music playing. This happens a few times in the movie. Now, I understand this is a technique used to speed up the plot or storyline. But was the story line that weak? Oh well. 

Needless to say I didn't rate this one to high on my netflix review. I'm sure it will be one the end up on tv that we'll watch while we do laundry and organize our closets. But until then I wouldn't waste your time on this one. 

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