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Jim Carrey stars in the “outrageously funny” (Rolling Stone) true story of a spectacularly charismatic con man’s journey from small-town businessman to flamboyant white-collar criminal, who repeatedly finds himself in trouble with the law and on the lam – all in the name of love. Costarring Ewan McGregor, I Love You Phillip Morris is an unbelievably true comedy that’s being called “the best performance of Carrey’s career” (Village Voice).
Jim Carrey likes to keep his career surprising--and few choices could be more unexpected than this unrepentantly gay romantic comedy. Based on a true story, I Love You, Phillip Morris follows Steven Russell (Carrey) from his beginnings as a cop who abuses his position to learn his birth mother's identity to a spectacular con man who embezzles enormous sums of money from a food-service corporation. During one of his bouts of prison, Russell meets Phillip Morris (Ewan McGregor, Moulin Rouge!), a soft-spoken fellow prisoner who becomes the love of Russell's life--but who can't take Russell's free-wheeling, anything to break free and live life to the criminal fullest approach. Carrey seems miscast; his humor tends toward confrontation, and he lacks the seductive charm that Russell's con games would seem to need (McGregor, who is charm embodied, might have been a better choice). But some of Russell's prison escapes are truly flabbergasting and it's refreshing to see a movie with gay characters that isn't about them wrestling with their sexual identities. The flow of the story feels much like a Coen Bros. movie (Fargo or Raising Arizona) with its vivid, quirky characters and unpredictable plot. Also featuring Leslie Mann (Knocked Up) and Rodrigo Santoro (300). --Bret Fetzer
- MPAA rating : s_medR R (Restricted)
- Product Dimensions : 6.75 x 5.3 x 0.4 inches; 2.4 Ounces
- Item model number : LGT29952BR
- Director : Glenn Ficarra, John Requa
- Media Format : Multiple Formats, AC-3, Blu-ray, Closed-captioned, Dolby, NTSC, Subtitled, Widescreen
- Run time : 1 hour and 38 minutes
- Release date : April 5, 2011
- Actors : Jim Carrey, Ewan McGregor
- Subtitles: : Spanish, English
- Studio : Consolidated Pictures
- ASIN : B002ZG980A
- Number of discs : 1
- Best Sellers Rank: #73,226 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
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However, co-director John Requa said a very idiotic thing in the bonus featurette- "It's not about being gay. It's about two people who just happen to love each other, and one of them is a con man. It's not gay."
Well, moron, the "two people who just happen to love each other" are both men. Make no mistake people- this movie is gay, because it's about the relationship between these 2 gay men.
I really hate how Hollywood and directors try to whitewash a gay-themed movie they've made because they're terrified no one will pay to see a gay film. That's not only insulting to the men whose lives the film is based on, but it's insulting to the actors' performances, lgbt audiences who might want to see the film (a big demographic), and it's saying all audiences are too dumb to make their own decisions and have to be tricked. Ang Lee did the same thing when he made Brokeback Mountain. Why make a gay film and then say it's not really gay?
Aside from that, it's a great film with excellent performances.
If you have a problem with gay men, pass over it. It's Gay.
Phillip's wide-eyed earnestness is only matched by Stephen's overall joie de vivre. At a certain point you can tire of Stephen's antics, but he played to such perfection by Jim Carrey that you cannot help but still be charmed by his irrepressible nature.
No one really knows how to do a Southern accent, but don't hold that against them. Highly enjoyable film that will make you laugh, cry, and become weirdly endeared to the characters wherein.
relationship, this clever con artist does an abrupt flip to a gay persona, but eventually pushes the envelope and winds up in the slammer for his fraudulent pursuits. There he encounters the winsome blond sweet-natured Phillip, fetchingly played by the superb Ewan McGregor, and the rest is a torrid love story played out in what might seem like an improbable locale......behind bars. There is plenty of classic Carrey over-the-top hilarity cleverly woven into this touching tale of two
would-be soulmates, one of whom never quite overcomes his deceitful nature. This sleeper is worth a reawakening!
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This leads you to ask why Russell felt the need to go on with this - after all, he seemed genuinely to love Morris and would always come back to him like a maximum strength magnet even if it meant exposing himself to possible arrest. All one can say is, he did, a bit like addicts of other kinds. At times the film feels too vulgar but this is all part of the effect. Linked to this is the fact that it feels a bit unmoored, not to say unhinged, in that it shows the world too much through the eyes of Russell, who has a narrative voice-over. Ewan McGregor is fantastic and gives the film its real heart, however his character is too much a passive victim to anchor the film at all. Without intending to, it comes across as a critique of American life in that it has no aesthetic value at all (emphasised by rather grating music) and shows a lifestyle based on money that is really quite vacuous, except that the love does seem very real. It now seems comparable to Behind The Candelabra in terms of the extravagance and also the psychology of the central relationship, but that film has a better perspective on what it shows. It may be partly because Liberace was more normal, as shown, than Russell in this film. Nevertheless the anarchic spirit makes it a bit like a tornado in a super-luxury fast food outlet.
It was an often funny, but also very tragic true story of love and determination to love at all costs, whatever it cost. and it did in the end.
Like a lot of his work, the premise is really far-fetched. But the more sensitive portrayal by Ewan MacGregor gives the movie integrity.
Thankfully, the LOGO channel has given the movie a lot higher bipartisan exposure though the channels targeted reach fails to introduce his core audience, when they should really see it.