Ricky Gervais Works to Temper Expectations for His New Film

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We took a look at the trailer for The Invention of Lying, the latest project from Ricky Gervais, back on Monday, and, well, we weren't exactly bowled over with anticipatory delight. Well, in an entry on his blog, Gervais himself seems to be working to ensure people view this project in the proper context: "Dear critics (everyone), when judging the film, please remember that it is a high concept, PG 13 romantic comedy. It's not Shindler's List [sic] or The Godfather. If you compare it to serious works of genius it will not fair that well. If you compare it to many other lighthearted comedy movies it will do rather well." Duly noted. [Ricky Gervais Blog via TV Squad]