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
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I know. I'm sorry. You weren't supposed to find out.
Well, I did.
I couldn't take a chance telling you. You know that. I couldn't. But, Phillip, I only did it just so I could get here to you. I did it so I could talk again. And here I am.
You're so skinny.
I'm fine. Just hungry.
Steven, I don't...
Wait, listen. I just came here to tell you one thing, and that's it. You don't have to take me back. I just want to say one thing. I know you think that we were nothing but a lie, but ...
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Hallelujah, We Shall Rise
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My 327th Review: An important film that shows the world has changed - entertaining too
I love You Philip Morris is an exceptional film, not because of the script, acting, or filming all of which are above average but simply because it seriously tries to take a homosexual relationship and show it as a heterosexual one and does so without the squirm.
Maybe the world still ain't ready (this is most under-reviewed of any Carey film on IMDb) but it is a good film.
With strong elements of humor, con tricks, prison, and a heart that is genuine, it is a very entertaining film.
Hopefully it is a ground-breaking film. It is enjoyable , has real depth, and you would need to be mean spirited indeed to find it repugnant in any way.
Go see, then complain.
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