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Review: Pinocchio of Earth 2 10.10.2009

Posted by Commodore Mendez in Movie reviews.
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No one looks better in a best than Tina.

No one looks better in a sweater vest than Tina.

Movie: The Invention of Lying (2009)
Plot: On an alternate Earth where everyone always tells the truth, mutant Mark Bellison (Ricky Gervais) discovers his power to lie, and keeps at it, until he snowballs into the ultimate lie.
IMHO: A quiet, intellectual fable that doesn’t quite gel, mostly because of directing/editing that chop up Gervais’s trademark timing and chemistry, and a romance with Jennifer Garner that just rings false. Ah but Tina Fey is always lovely to look at. No lie.
Compared to the great Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan, this movie gets a commendation for original thinking.
If William Shatner had directed it, his songs would’ve been used for all the wasted-opportunity montages.
If Scotty had seen the movie with me, he’d have said, “Looks to me like another one of those Landru computers has the citizens in its thrall. No doubt Captain Kirk and Mr. Spock would make quick work of ‘im.”
SPOILER: There are no jokes about Diogenes.
I give this movie: 2.62 Nomads out of 5

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