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A Lack Of Conviction (Truth)
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.