Friday, February 10, 2012
I Love You Phillip Morris (2009)
Directors: Glenn Ficarra, John Requa
Writers: John Requa, Glenn Ficarra
Stars: Jim Carrey, Ewan McGregor and Leslie Mann
Steven Russell is happily married to Debbie, and a member of the local police force when a car accident provokes a dramatic reassessment of his life. Steven becomes open about his homosexuality and decides to live life to the fullest - even if it means breaking the law. Steven's new, extravagant lifestyle involves cons and fraud and, eventually, a stay in the State Penitentiary where he meets sensitive, soft-spoken Phillip Morris. His devotion to freeing Phillip from jail and building the perfect life together prompts Steven to attempt and often succeed at one impossible con after another.
My Rating: 2 of 5 "It was okay"
This movie suffers from Jim Carrey. Sorry, I'm not a Jim Carrey fan, and I'm pretty much certain that this film would have been twenty times better without him (though that's my opinion on all Jim Carrey films.) I thought the movie was interesting to a point, but I probably wouldn't have bothered with it if I wasn't watching it with friends.