I Love You Phillip Morris

February 10th, 2010








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I Love You Phillip Morris

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Plot
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...

Release Year: 2009

Rating: 6.7/10 (38,189 voted)

Critic's Score: 65/100

Director: Glenn Ficarra

Stars: Jim Carrey, Ewan McGregor, Leslie Mann

Storyline
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.

Writers: John Requa, Glenn Ficarra

Cast:
Jim Carrey - Steven Russell
Ewan McGregor - Phillip Morris
Leslie Mann - Debbie
Rodrigo Santoro - Jimmy
Antoni Corone - Dan Lindholm
Brennan Brown - Larry Birkheim
Michael Mandel - Cleavon (as Michael Mandell)
Annie Golden - Eudora
Marylouise Burke - Barbara Bascombe (as Mary Louise Burke)
David Jensen - Judge
Dameon Clarke - Houston Lawyer
Nicholas Alexander - Steven's 11-Year-Old Brother
Clay Chamberlin - Cellmate - Arnie
Louis Herthum - Doctor
Morgana Shaw - Steven's Mom

Taglines: Based On A True Story... No, Really It Is



Details

Official Website: Official site | Official site (ru) |

Release Date: 10 February 2010

Filming Locations: Los Angeles, California, USA

Box Office Details

Budget: $13,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend: €946,920 (France) (14 February 2010)

Gross: $2,035,566 (USA) (10 April 2011)



Technical Specs

Runtime: Germany: (European Film Market)  | USA:



Did You Know?

Trivia:
While on set in New Orleans and filming at the Orleans Parish Prison, one of the extras dressed as an OPP inmate was arrested by a real OPP Jail guard after leaving the set in costume to put belongings in his personal vehicle.

Goofs:
Anachronisms: When Steven Russell is working at the deli, the customer pays with a newer five dollar bill that wasn't introduced until Series 1999. The film takes place in the early or mid 1990s.

Quotes:
Steven Russell: I love you, Phillip Morris! I love you!



User Review

The Power Of The Truth

Rating: 10/10

It's more unique than rare that a film affects me this much. The center, the emotional center of Phillip Morris has entered my subconscious in a way that I can't quite describe. It changed my perception of things. This is the first time I see two men kissing that made complete sense. I believe and understood like never before the "normalness" of the feeling. I liked "Brokeback Mountain" too but in that case, the torturous path of self-loathing that the Heath Ledger character goes trough, kept me at the periphery of the story like a sympathetic, moved spectator. Here I was part of it, of them. I'm sure Jim Carrey and Ewan McGregor have a lot to do with it. No cheap shots, no low comedy. They are so true that you can't help loving them and rooting for them, flaws and all. I predict "I Love You Phillip Morris" will become the sleeper of 2009.




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