My wife and I went and watched “The Invention of Lying,” which is billed as the “first ever completely atheistic movie with no concessions.”
And I wasn’t looking forward to it one bit. I don’t like paying $8 per ticket to be preached at. But it turned out to be a fascinating film. Funny, not fanatical. Unlike anything I’ve ever seen.
A laugh is worth a thousand lectures, and this film was a comedy. A sad comedy, if there is such a creature.
Ricky Gervais’ alternative universe has no God and no lying, and it is a miserable, hopeless, soulless place.
Critics are split on the film, according to RottenTomatoes.com.
Movie trailers are available here.