DVD: I love you, Phillip Morris

By admin
10 December 2010

Comedy-drama.

2010. 94 min.

With Jim Carrey and Ewan McGregor.

Directors: Glenn Ficarra, John Requa.

16LS.

Rating: 4/5

This remarkable film tells the true story of oneSteven Jay Russell (Carrey), a legendary conman, fraudster and escape artist serving an unbelievable 144-year, maximum-security jail sentence – even though he never commited a violent crime.

In fact Steven, who’s gay, is a true romantic and this movie focuses on his passionate love affair with fellow convict Phillip Morris (McGregor), for whom he both escapes from jail and gets back inside just so they can be together.

Phillip loves him dearly but his heart is repeatedly broken as Steven’s constant escape attempts and fraudulent activities

– impersonating judges, lawyers and doctors and even faking his own death – land the two of them deeper and deeper into trouble.

But Steven just does it for love.

Carrey is at his absolute best as he brings this complex character to life and McGregor matches him with a performance that makes their love and heartbreak totally convincing. Highly recommended.

Bonus: interviews.

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