• I Love You Phillip Morris (2010)

I Love You Phillip Morris

Release Date: December 3rd, 2010

DVD Release Date: April 5th, 2011

R |1 hr 38 min

Plot Summary

Steven Russell (Jim Carrey) becomes a cop, gets married and starts a family, but after a terrible car accident, he vows to be true to himself. He comes out of the closet, moves to Florida, and finances a luxurious lifestyle with bad checks and credit cards. In prison, Steven meets Phillip (Ewan McGregor), a mild-mannered inmate who becomes the love of his life. Determined to build a beautiful life with his lover, Steven embarks on another crime spree.

Cast: Jim Carrey, Ewan McGregor, Leslie Mann, Rodrigo Santoro, Michael Mandel, Antoni Corone, Brennan Brown, Annie Golden

Director: Glenn Ficarra , John Requa

Genres: Romantic comedy , Drama

Production Co: Mad Chance

Keywords: Escape, Amusing, Love interest, Engaging, Prison, Transformation, 1990s, Forbidden love, Wife, Family, 1980s

Ratings & Reviews

  • 75
    Stephanie ZacharekMovieline

    This is a love story in which one of the partners repeatedly does some really bad stuff, and while it's easy enough to admire him for his ability to get away with it all, it's harder to square the way he so cheerfully dupes innocent people, including his beloved. show more

  • 88
    Roger EbertChicago Sun-Times

    Carrey makes the role seem effortless; he deceives as spontaneously as others breathe. show more

  • 80
    Bob MondelloNPR

    "Liar Liar" meets Obi-Wan? Who'da thunk even fearless star power could make these two work as a romantic pair? But both stars prove to be enormous fun in a gay love story played straight in a thoroughly crooked context. show more

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