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on 24 January 2016
After the first fifteen minutes or so I seriously thought this was going to be one of the funniest films I had seen and then............well, then it becomes a Hollywood movie with the usual path and ending. Sad really as the premise of, what seems to be, an alternative world where no one has ever had the thought to lie and Ricky's character becomes the first when things hit a rough patch, had all the signs of going somewhere.

Just the initial scenes when he calls on Jennifer Garner to take her on a date and she VERY honestly tells him what she has been doing when he knocked the door are jaw droppingly funny. The only way to give a comparison what to expect is when you watch The Big Bang Theory and Sheldon and Amy are shockingly honest when they talk. This possibly takes that a step further to start.

Interesting to see quite a number of different people turning up in small parts - Jason Bateman, Tina Fey, Rob Lowe, Jonah Hill...........

It's not a bad film, it just misses that conviction to carry on and be really good. If you liked Ghost Town you will like this and Ricky is.......Ricky.

A funny bonus feature shows Karl Pilkington moaning his way to the US to be in it, getting dressed up as a caveman, getting his head shaved, spending hours hanging about and then..............the scene was cut.
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TOP 500 REVIEWERon 11 February 2013
I watched the first half of this movie on the TV but missed the second part. So I bought this very reasonably priced DVD to watch the remainder.

Ricky Gervais is pretty good in it, very believable, but in the film generally (the first half, anyway) there's too much adolescent (snigger, snigger) humour that is simply not up to Ricky's writing abilities.

The story line, or plot, itself is fine and thought provoking; if he rewrote some of the dialogue to make it "cleverer" rather than just a bit smutty it could be a 5-star film! Having said that, there are some excellent one-liners that are both funny and clever!

The film gets better as it goes along so persevere and enjoy this interesting story - which Ricky does excel in.
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on 1 May 2016
I'm not a fan of Ricky Gervais, but man I love this film. It's peculiar, as it's set in a world where no one can lie, but it absolutely works. This film will make you laugh, cry, and has a bit of romance so that keeps the Mrs happy lol. One of my favourites and just all round great film, and I never thought I'd say that about a film starring Ricky Gervais.
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on 22 February 2018
Fantastic hilarious and great film
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on 7 February 2014
Im religious, but not heavily, if you are... you probably wont like the movie?

The acting of the film is baloney, BUT, ricky gervais' typical sarcasm and character makes it pretty funny! jen garner is really great in this too
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on 8 March 2013
Good fun and it goes to show how easily people could be fooled if lying had never been 'invented' The movie does seem to have an hidden message, especially from a religious point of view.
I'll not go into the details as it may spoil a buyers enjoyment of the movie.
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on 21 October 2017
Better than funny and good interaction between the cast
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on 19 August 2015
Im glad i only paid £1 for this film. Im a big fan of Rickys work in The Office, Extras but with this film i turned it off with 15 minutes left
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on 18 September 2016
Funny and poignant! Yes we all get mansions in heaven......
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on 11 April 2013
Good plot, well written, and acted. Nothing disappointing about this movie but nothing that really grabs the audiences attention. No need for lawyers in this movie. Could you imagine a world without lawyers?
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