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Comedy that doesn't push any boundaries,
This review is from: The Invention of Lying [DVD] (DVD)
This is an incredibly soft movie. Gervais just goes on and on about how he is "a little pug nosed fat man" and not lying in the film seems to mean "I am thick and say whatever moronic but unfunny thought comes off the top of my head" and "I believe everything everyone says to me". There is no use of his often displayed sharp edge, timing or observational skill. The film just plods along. He has opportunities to do the wrong thing and doesn't and in the end he gets his (rather dull) girl that never seemed to want him anyway. If the idea was pushed to its limits you could get a clever film. When kept within incredibly safe boundaries it is borderline dull. Watch if you need to pass the time, get offended by any form of stimulation and always like to know whats going on without having to try too hard. No that's a bit mean. That is my disappointment at Gervais showing. It is a pleasant, agreeable, nice movie.