I Love You Phillip Morris (2011)

Steven Russell (Jim Carrey) is married to Debbie, has a daughter he loves and is a member of the local police force. He joined the police to track the identity of his real mother, but when she refuses to get to know him he realises he is gay and becomes a con artist to pay for his newly extravagant lifestyle.  He is soon arrested, and in jail he finds a new love - Phillip Morris (Ewan McGregor).

Tagline: The Conman who wouldn't go straight

Release Date: 2011-01-07
IMDb icon 6.6/10
  • Country: France, USA
  • Language: English
  • Runtime: 138
  • Budget: $13,000,000
  • Revenue: $2,035,566
  • Production: Europa Corp
Jim Carrey
Jim Carrey
Steven Russell
Ewan McGregor
Ewan McGregor
Phillip Morris
Leslie Mann
Leslie Mann
Debbie
Rodrigo Santoro
Rodrigo Santo...
Jimmy
Antoni Corone
Antoni Corone
Lindholm
Brennan Brown
Brennan Brown
Birkheim
Michael Mandell
Michael Mande...
Cleavon
Annie Golden
Annie Golden
Eudora
Marylouise Burke
Marylouise Bu...
Barbara Bascombe
David Jensen
David Jensen
Judge
Dameon Clarke
Dameon Clarke
Houston Lawyer
Clay Chamberlin
Clay Chamberl...
Cellmate - Arnie
Louis Herthum
Louis Herthum
Doctor
Morgana Shaw
Morgana Shaw
Steven's Mom
Joe Chrest
Joe Chrest
Steven's Dad

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Our Comments:

Truth is I didn't watch the end of this one - there's only so much unexpected gay porn and simulated oral-sex scenes you can take before enough-is-enough and it's time to leave and watch something a little more light-hearted!!  Before some people jump to conclusions, I'm not homophobic --- I love old people but it doesn't mean I want to watch a movie where grannies and grandads are constantly and graphically getting it on.
  It wouldn't have been so bad if the movie had:  a) substance (the sex scenes are clearly there to shock - and also to fill up time - without those, it's hard to pick out any noteworthy moments)  or b) was actually funny.  The rumour that this is Carrey's funniest film in 10 years is another marketing lie.  It's not the film's fault - they do this for every Carrey comedy to hook the audience, but this is definitely more ""Fun with Dick and Jane"" type 'comedy' than Bruce Almighty or his early work.
  At least everyone can agree, whatever your viewpoint on the film that everyone will have, that its been marketed atrociously - it's certainly not a family movie, or a likeable comedy - it's a hard-hitting black comedy / drama with hardcore homosexual sex scenes (in the original, unedited version), which are not for dramatic effect (eg Brokeback Mountain), but more Bruno without the guidance warnings ... or any of the laughs.

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