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HTF BLU-RAY REVIEW: The Invention of Lying



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#1 of 6 OFFLINE   Cameron Yee

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Posted January 16 2010 - 08:00 PM

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#2 of 6 OFFLINE   Cameron Yee

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Posted January 17 2010 - 03:37 AM

Movie Haiku

Mark loves Anna but
She finds him unattractive.
Lying can't change that.

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Posted January 20 2010 - 02:21 PM

I liked it more then you.
Laughed out loud plenty.
Really like Ricky Gervase.

The only thing my wife and I discussed was that it was less of them not lying but more of everyone saying whatever comes into their mind and without any filtering.

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Posted January 21 2010 - 01:54 AM

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For example, one of the consequences of a lie-free world is that people just say what's on their mind regardless of whether it's mean or rude. So that suggests manners and concern for someone else's feelings are predicated on untruths. Interesting...but as the viewer is turning that over in his head, shouldn't he instead be watching the movie? Maybe laughing at something funny?
My wife told me I Was overthinking but now Cameron agrees.
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#5 of 6 OFFLINE   Cameron Yee

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Posted January 21 2010 - 02:17 AM




#6 of 6 OFFLINE   Michael Reuben

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Posted January 21 2010 - 02:48 AM



Originally Posted by Cameron Yee [url=/forum/thread/297146/htf-blu-ray-review-the-invention-of-lying#post_3652199]

I had the same problem you did the with film's central premise. If you're going to do "conceptual" humor, then it has to be rigorous. Monty Python holds up as well as it does, because they were merciless when it came to sticking with their initial premise (and also because they knew when a premise was exhausted). Gervais had an interesting concept, but in order to extend it beyond a sketch, he had to expand the definition of "lying" -- which guarantees that at least some of the audience will start questioning the concept.

The film has some funny moments, but the best of them felt derivative. During the dialogue with the crowd about God, I kept flashing back to Life of Brian.

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