Social systems and functions are best illustrated by stories that are not documentaries. What defines a lie? “No, that doesn’t make you look fat.” Is truth always the best choice? “Your baby is so ugly it’s like a little rat.”
Frequent UU speaker, Rev. Joan Shiels, recommends this fictional film to convey the very real social construct of lying.
Ricky Gervais co-writes and co-directs this original comedy that co-stars Rob Lowe. In a world where no one fibs, fiction doesn’t exists, and people take each other at their literal word, this film shows an unsuccessful screenwriter, Mark (Gervais) who gains fame and fortune — and maybe the girl of his dreams (Jennifer Garner) — by saying things that are not true.
Is lying sometimes right? Free to talk about it at the next Movies That Matter on Tuesday, July 19 at 4:30pm at the UU Fellowship 10341 Hwy. 42, Ephraim. This 2009 film, rated PG13, is free and open to the public. For more information, call (920) 854-7559.