The Invention Of Lying
“Hi I’m Bob. I’m the spokesperson for the Coca-Cola company. I’m here today to ask you to continue buying Coke. Sure you’ve been drinking the drink for years and if you still enjoy it well I’d like to remind you to buy it again sometime. It’s basically just brown sugar water. We haven’t changed the ingredients much lately so there is nothing new I can tell you about that. Changed the can around a little bit though. You can see the colors are different there and we’ve added a polar bear so the kids like us. Coke’s very high in sugar, and like any high calorie soda, it can lead to obesity in children and adults who don’t sustain a very healthy diet. And that’s it. It’s coke. It’s very famous. Everyone knows it. I’m Bob and I’m asking you to not stop buying coke. That’s all.”
First of all, there are so many talented people in this movie. I know that happens pretty frequently in Hollywood these days, but I just adore so many of the actors in this film. If that isn’t a good reason to see this movie, then okay, don’t see this movie. I mean, there are other reasons, too. I’ll get to those. This movie is about lying, or the lack there of. The main character ends up inventing lying, and ends up biting off more than he can chew in some circumstances.
If you are a religious person, you can’t go into this movie trying to come out offended. Personally, I was not offended. It made me think, and honestly I really enjoyed the outlook that was presented, as well as the way it was presented. I know a lot of people probably won’t agree with that, but that’s okay, this movie isn’t for everyone. Ricky Gervais is a super atheist, and honestly I recognized the satire and brushed it off, or even laughed it off, cause this movie is really funny. In the beginning, I didn’t like it nearly as much as the middle and on.
Religion and satire aside, this is a good movie. If you are at all nervous, don’t be. Even though Ricky Gervais thinks religion is crazy-town-banana-pants, that doesn’t negate what you believe or the reasons you believe it. Feel free to ignore this movie, if that makes you more comfortable, but seeing things like this – especially lighthearted, fun things like this – make me smile and open up my mind.