It's a romantic comedy set in the world where there is no such thing as lying, and everything said is the absolute truth. There, people continually blurt out very blunt and sometimes cruel remarks and opinions, that people in our real world mostly keep to themselves. Also, fiction, imagination, and speculation do not exist, resulting in the movie industry being limited to lecture-style historical readings, television commercials being straightforward,..
Mark Bellison is a screenwriter, about to be fired. One night, he goes out on a date with Anna McDoogles who bluntly states to Mark that she is not attracted to him due to his looks and unsuccessful financial situation, but is going out with him to satisfy her extremely prejudicial mother. After the date, she admits that she had a better time than she thought she would.
The next day Mark is fired due to a lack of viewers interest in his films and he doesn't have enough money to pay rent. Depressed, he goes to the bank. The officer at the bank informed him that the computers are down, and she asked Mark how much money he has in his account. Then something changed in Mark.. and he told the world's first lie, that he has $800 in his account! The computer came back online and showed his balance is $300, but the lady gave him the full $800 anyway, assuming that the computer made a mistake.
Hmm..I shouldn't reveal more 😉 I like the idea of the world where nobody lies, but is this possible?! The society would be something completely different. And white lies are usually considered to be harmless, or even beneficial, in the long term. I wonder if humans would loose the ability to lie would that lead to progress?
Here is a funny quote from the movie:
[A thief is surprised by the homeowner during a burglary]
thief:"What are you doing here? It's Monday at noon. You're not supposed to be home now!"
man at the door:"If you must know, I'm incredibly stressed at work, I've come home early, I'm having a bit of me-time. More importantly, what are you doing?"
thief:"Well, I was gonna rob your house."
man at the door:"I don't like that idea. Not a fan of that at all."
thief:"I'm not gonna do it now, because you're in."
man at the door:"Do you know what's gonna happen? I'm gonna call the police, you're gonna be arrested."
thief:"Well, I'm just gonna leave, and you don't know my name."
man at the door:"What is your name?"