Not without one or two narrative flaws, but this is a breathtaking piece of filmmaking.
I came in with the lowest of expectations, and it met them. Why, Gervais, why? Hollywood won't fund his movies anymore, which is hardly a surprise given some of the utter bollocks he's churned out - The Invention of Lying, anyone? For all its many flaws (why was Stephen Merchant cast aside?) my main gripe is that it just doesn't work as a pseudo documentary on any level. The Office was full of subtlety and realism, but Life on the…