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I Love You Phillip Morris (2009)

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A cop turns con man once he comes out of the closet. Once imprisoned, he meets the second love of his life, whom he'll stop at nothing to be with.
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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. Written by The Film Catalogue

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Rated R for sexual content including strong dialogue, and language | See all certifications »

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7 January 2011 (USA)  »

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$13,000,000 (estimated)

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£1,066,092 (UK) (19 March 2010)

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$2,035,566 (USA) (8 April 2011)
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In the last courtroom scene, Steven's lawyer is played by the real-life Phillip Morris. See more »

Goofs

The personalized license plates "STEVEN 1" and "PHILLIP 1" were not available in Texas in 1995. Texas allows a maximum of 6 characters for personalized license plates. 7 characters will be allowed beginning sometime in 2011. See more »

Quotes

Steven Russell: [telling about his schemes to get money] And for a guy without a college education, my options were... limited.
[slipping on the supermarket floor]
Steven Russell: Ooo... Oh, my back! Ah! Oh, I can't believe I slipped on virgin oil. Ah, don't touch me. Oh, no, don't tou... Oh.
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The very end of the credits has a list of Thank Yous. The last two items on the list are Redbull and Xanax. See more »

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Slow Ride
Written by "Lonesome' Dave Peverett' (as David Peverett)
Performed by Foghat
Courtesy of Rhino Entertainment Company/Bearsville Records
By arrangement with Warner Muswic Group Film & TV Licensing
Published in the U.S.A. by Kohaw Music (ASCAP) c/o The Bicycle Music Company & WB Music Corp (ASCAP)
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Carrey and McGregor create a first.
1 December 2010 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Just when I thought Jim Carrey couldn't surprise me anymore, even if he tried...bang! "I Love You Phillip Morris" Here Jim Carrey creates the most complex and complete character of his career. A bisexual co-man of all things. An amoral guy who finds love and when I say "finds" we see him finding it. The romantic entanglement of Carrey and McGregor is a real first because we, even the ones who don't quite get the same sex thing, gets it. I saw the love between this two men and I believed it. "Brokeback Mountain" was easier to believe because the tragedy filled with deceit and self loathing fit perfectly with what I, and many others I suspect, believe that kind of union may involve. Here I saw romance in Ewan McGregor's eyes. His disbelief that somebody loves him is out of "The Nights Of Cabiria" - I will certainly see this again.


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