Friday, May 20, 2011

I love you Phillip Morris

Director: Glenn Ficarra and John Requa

Starring: Jim Carrey, Ewan McGregor and Leslie Mann

I for one do not care for Jim Carey as an actor, albeit I accept he is extremely talented. I Love You Phillip Morris, which is based on a true story, is perhaps the best vehicle he has had to demonstrate his abilities. Steven Russell (Jim Carey) is rather a mixed up cokie who once he discovers he is adopted starts creating a new reality. He becomes a police officer marries Debbie (Leslie Mann) and they have two children. Steven is Mr Respectable until a traumatic event leaves him questioning who he really is. Russell comes to the conclusion he is gay, abandons his wife and children and moves to Florida. There he operates as a con man until he is caught and put in jail. Steven meets and falls for a fellow convict, Phillip Morris (Ewan McGregor). The movie details the ups and downs of their tumultuous relationship, as Steven, now masquerading as a lawyer, and falls fowl of the law yet again. How it all ends up? Well you will need to go to see the movie.

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