I Love You Phillip MorrisClosed Captioning
John Requa & Glenn Ficarra
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Jim Carrey stars in the “outrageously funny” (ROLLING STONE) true story of a spectacularly charismatic con man’s journey from small- town businessman to flamboyant white-collar criminal, who repeatedly finds himself in trouble with the law and on the lam – all in the name of love. Costarring Ewan McGregor, I LOVE YOU PHILLIP MORRIS is an unbelievably true comedy that’s being called “the best performance of Carrey’s career” (VILLAGE VOICE).
Movie Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes
- Reviews Counted: 152
- Fresh: 109
- Rotten: 43
- Average Rating: 6.6/10
Top Critics' Reviews
Rotten: At best, I Love You Phillip Morris may be hailed as a necessary step in Hollywood's fearful crawl toward sexual evenhandedness; the film upholds the constitutional right of every gay man to be as much of a liar, a crook, and a creep as the rest of us.
Fresh: This isn't great farce, but it's more than good enough. And Carrey is more than good enough in it.
Fresh: Carrey makes the role seem effortless; he deceives as spontaneously as others breathe.
Fresh: Yes, some familiar Carrey tactics are on display, but the star's performance has real heart - it's easily the best thing he has done since Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind.
FINALLY! A Gay Romance with a sense of humor!
It's truly unfortunate that this film was not promoted and distributed to a wide audience, because it truly is a gem. The chemistry between Jim and Ewan is extraordinary! The story itself is immensely humorous and touching all while pushing the envelope.
The Only Truth is the Quality
Con after con after con, Jim Carrey convinced me in his deceitful role. Ewan was very good at being gay (it's not an easy task for straight men), and I wanted to hug him in this role even more than Moulin Rouge. Bravo, boys! I laughed! I cried! I learned how to escape jail, fake diseases and, most importantly, to never invite a gay man to golf.
Different And Confronting
"I Love You, Phillip Morris" is not an easy watch. The Rotten Tomatoes review are somewhat misleading. The film itself is quite entertaining, the humour can be quiet farcical, but the drama is very unsettling. When Jim Carrey and Ewar McGregor act, the keep you drawn into the story, but the story itself is quite strange. The tenderness is very touching, but in an effort to realistically portray a Gay, sexual relationship, it can be very confronting!
I wanted to really like this film, it is very well acted, but when the film ends, you are left feeling empty and unsure of the message, if any!