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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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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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€946,920 (France) (14 February 2010)

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$2,035,566 (USA) (10 April 2011)
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While on set in New Orleans and filming at the Orleans Parish Prison, one of the extras dressed as an OPP inmate was arrested by a real OPP Jail guard after leaving the set in costume to put belongings in his personal vehicle. 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 »

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Steven Russell: Pardon my french. My mother smoked during pregnancy.
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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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The Marriage of Figaro/Duettino-Sull'Aria
Written by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
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My 327th Review: An important film that shows the world has changed - entertaining too
8 June 2010 | by (the big screen) – See all my reviews

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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