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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Jim Carrey shaved his hairline back because he thought of his character Steven Russell as a very cerebral person. See more »
When Steven Russell is working at the deli, the customer pays with a newer five dollar bill that wasn't introduced until Series 1999. The film takes place in the early or mid 1990s. See more »
[telling about his schemes to get money]
And for a guy without a college education, my options were... limited.
[slipping on the supermarket floor]
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 »
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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