Last night B and I saw The Invention of Lying. Something I found very interesting was how they handled lies of omission. They took an almost pathological approach of avoiding lies of omission, meaning all the characters really did say exactly what was on their mind at all times. It made for some very interesting scenes! There was a whole slew of cameos too — I was very pleased to see John Hodgman and Tina Fey among them.
If you haven’t seen it, I think it’s very worthy of Netflixing.
3 thoughts on “The Invention of Lying”
Jeff and I watched that not too long ago, I really liked it too!
I still remember him trying to describe lying: “I said something that wasn’t.” (My first thought was to think, “Wasn’t what?”)
I agree that it’s Netflixable. It has some pretty interesting points of religion. However, it’s slow. Just wanted to mention how slow it was….
I struggle with…
solely (which I always first write as soley)
rhythm (which I always first write as rythym)
etiquette (which I always first write as ettiquite)
preantepenultimate (which I don’t misspell as much as not being able to remember if there’s a hyphen after the “pre” in it.)
I’m sure there are others, but those are four that quickly come to mind.