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The Invention of Lying quotes

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It's a world where everyone tells the truth - and just about anything they're thinking. Mark Bellison is a screenwriter, about to be fired. He's short and chunky with a flat nose - a genetic setup that means he won't get to first base with Anna, the woman he loves. At a bank, on the spur of the moment he blurts out a fib, with eye-popping results. Then, when his mother's on her deathbed, frightened of the eternal void awaiting her, Mark invents fiction. The hospital staff overhear his description of Heaven, believe every word, and tell others. Soon Mark is a prophet, his first inventive screenplay makes him rich, and he's basically a good guy. But will that be enough for Anna?

Director: Ricky Gervais, Matthew Robinson
Writer: Ricky Gervais, Matthew Robinson
Production: Radar Pictures
Year: 2009
MetaScore: 58/100
ImdbRating: 6.4
BoxOffice: $18,451,251
Released: 02 Oct 2009
Awards: 1 nomination.


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Cast

Mark Bellison - Ricky Gervais
Anna McDoogles - Jennifer Garner
Frank - Jonah Hill
Greg - Louis C.K.
Anthony - Jeffrey Tambor
Martha Bellison - Fionnula Flanagan
Brad Kessler - Rob Lowe
Shelley - Tina Fey
Anna's Mother - Donna Sorbello
Wedding Overseer - John Hodgman
News Reporter - Nate Corddry
Waiter #1 - Martin Starr
Doctor - Jason Bateman
Nathan Goldfrappe - Christopher Guest
Angelo Badsmith - Alton Fitzgerald White
Jim the Bartender - Philip Seymour Hoffman
Nurse #1 - Roz Ryan
Homeless Man - Michael Patrick Gough
Waiter at Fancy Restaurant - Arnie Burton
Bank Teller - Ashlie Atkinson
Assistant - Bobby Moynihan
Richard Bellison - Shaun Williamson
Man at the Door - Stephen Merchant
Short Fat Brian - Cole Jensen
Arguing Girlfriend - Lisa Gerber
Arguing Boyfriend - Matt Stadelmann
Person #1 - Jared Voss
Person #2 - Jessica Baade
Person #3 - Elena Wohl
Person #4 - Matthew Robinson
Yelling Man - Donald Foley
Man #7 - Patrick Shea
Man #8 - Joe Stapleton
Young Man - Dennis Lemoine
Man #1 - Lance Norris
Man #2 - Joe Wong
Man #3 - Collin Knight
Man #4 - Eric André
Man #5 - Gene Amoroso
Man #6 - Armen Garo
Receptionist - Dreama Walker
Woman #1 - Brigid O'Connor
Woman #3 - Ellen Colton
Woman #4 - Layla Hosseini
Woman #5 - Erica Newhall
Woman #6 - Nydia Calon
Woman #7 - Hope Farley
Elderly #1 - Paul Donlon
Elderly #2 - Mauriel Gould
Elderly #3 - Mary Klug
Woman in Business Suit - Rachel Harker
Crying Man - Brett Cramp
Cocktail Waitress - Toni Saladna
Pit Man - Guy Strauss
Roulette Dealer - Nick Towne
Waiter #2 - Tate Ellington
Chip Woman - Luz Alexandra Ramos
Shouting Man - Ken Cheeseman
Tour Guide - David Pittu
Nurse #2 - Nada Despotovich
Hostess in La Bonisera - Danielle Perry
Blue Collar Guy - Joseph Badalucco Jr.
Secretary - Celeste Oliva
Bully Kid - Jake Watkins
Talking Head Woman - Valerie Hager
Talking Head Woman - Alison Quinn
Talking Head Man - Mitchell Roche
Studio Tourist - Jason Amherst
Local resident - Jamie Lea Babineau
Woman Flirting with Mark - Ellen Becker-Gray
Nurse-Nursing home - Loraine Calderon
Speech Attendee - Shannon Carter
Pedestrian - Chemi Che-Mponda
Flirtatious Woman - Desiree April Connolly
News Photographer - Jeffrey Corazzini
Apartment Crowd - Diane Curran
Speech Attendee - Frank Durant
Nurse #3 - Susan Farese
Casino Gambler - John Franchi
Wedding Guest - Diane Halling
Film Editor - Patrick Mel Hayes
Extra - Arissa Hill
Pedestrian - Chris Kosiavelon
Pedestrian - Lynn L'Heureux
Reporter - Dan Marshall
Museum Tour Guest - Mike Messier
Photographer - Brian O'Hara
Casino Guest - Greg Paul
Movie Patron - Robert Sabino
Croupier - Sabe Schoeneg
Bank Customer - Vyvian B. Stevens
News Cameraman - Tony Taylor
Church Congregation Member - Marc Vos