Written October 17, 2009
There is alot of hate being written about this great movie. Mostly religious folk are upset because in a world without any fiction whatsoever, religions can't be started. This is a clever movie that touches on human nature, and the relationship between truth and cruelty. This movie just really connected with me as something that everyone should see. I enjoyed that the initial premise that the world is completely without lies stays true (with the exception of the main character) and nobody else is able to 'grasp' the concept of lying. This of course makes many scenes seem very uncomfortable to people who are used to 'white lies' and 'pleasant untruths'. The ads make this movie look like he abuses the power of lies and it corrupts him, but the actual movie goes the opposite direction. Don't bring close minded people to see it, because they simply won't understand it.
Written October 04, 2009
I went to this movie expecting something more along the lines of Liar, Liar--just straight up comedy. I hardly expected it to turn into a tirade mocking Christianity. As a Christian, I generally just steer clear of things that may offend me and let others say and view what they want. However, the ads for this movie completely mask the fact that the biggest lie the movie focuses on is the concept of religion. I am absolutely disappointed and angry that someone would market something so one-sided and offensive as a comedy as a means to get a bigger audience.
Written November 14, 2009
Many of the negative reviews of this movie need to be written off because they're reactions from those who cannot handle that the movie takes on religion as a lie. If you realize this is just a movie and look past that, or you're agnostic then this is a movie to be enjoyed. It's a brilliant concept,a clever script and the movie has very funny moments, especailly in scenes with surprise cameos by Jason Bateman, Edward Norton and Philip Seymour Hoffman. Honesty in advertising, business names and making excuses all made for good laughs. I felt the movie came up a bit short in that "honest" people were played up to be naive beyond that of a 3 year old. I also thin k that the script could have found humor and humanity if it had spent a little more time looking at the differnt types of lies and really drove home the point that ultimately we can't lie to ourselves and get away with it. Thumbs up
Written November 01, 2009
First off not one of my all time favorites, but it did make me laugh a lot. The first 30 are the funniest string of humor. But the movie does a good job throughout to find absured ways to make some thing funny. If you haven't seen it, go check it out, or for sure rent it on DVD later.
Now as far as the religious side, yes it attacks concepts of religion from all over the world, not just Christians. The fact that you all fail to realize that your religion doesn't stem from the same origins baffels me. Yes this movie cracks on religion like there's no tomorrow, but if you can't laugh at things in your life, don't laugh at others.
As far as I'm concerned, religion is an explination for people who can't understand basic human needs and impulses. You don't need to be religious to be a good person, you don't need to be told what to do and how to do it. You know what is right and wrong, see it for yourselves and stop pumping trillions of dollars into the churches brain washing ways.
Written October 17, 2009
WRONG!! This movie is so, so wrong! It's a not so sublte, atheistic propaganda vehicle. The message is that God is simply a lie that we tell ourselves and our loved ones to provide comfort and relief from the "reality" that when we die we are simply absorbed into an eternity of nothingness. It shows that only a goggle-eyed, slack-jawed herd of credulous idiots would believe there is a supreme being who loves us and wants us to be with Him forever. It shows the terrible repurcussions of believing in God and heaven: the loss of incentive to accomplish anything in our lifetime, and the stupidity of following rules like no sex unless you're married. If we're going to heaven we just gotta coast through life waiting for heaven. And marriage...that's just a meaningless ceremony
It's so sad that lots of kids will hear this message. If you repeat it often enough it will start to be accepted as truth.
This movie says truth is cruel. Kindness is a lie. Belief is a weakness.
This movie = LIE