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I Love You Phillip Morris

Rated R 100 min. 2010



This comedy-drama is based on real-life con man Steven Russell (Jim Carrey), a churchgoing, Virginia Beach cop who – after a near-fatal car crash – leaves his wife and moves to Miami in order to live life as his true self, a gay man. The expensive lifestyle he adopts, however, soon lands him in the penitentiary, where is meets Phillip Morris (Ewan McGregor), an inmate with a Southern accent and a courtly disposition. The two arrange to become cellmates and soon fall in love, an arrangement that goes awry once Phillip is released from prison. However, screenwriters and debut directors Glenn Ficarra and John Requa—who penned the repugnant, mystifyingly overvalued Bad Santa—too frequently lean on homosexuality as a comic crutch, a device that belies the film's purportedly progressive aim.

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Official Site: www.phillipmorristhemovie.com

Director: Glenn Ficarra and John Requa

Writer: Glenn Ficarra, John Requa and Steve McVicker

Producer: Andrew Lazar and Far Shariat

Cast: Jim Carrey, Ewan McGregor, Leslie Mann, Rodrigo Santoro, David Jensen, Jessica Heap, Marc Macaulay, Beth Burvant, Antoni Corone and Dameon Clarke

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