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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Steven tells Phillip that Friday the 13th is his lucky day. Several of the key events of the movie are shown happening on Friday 13th. See more »
When Steven is leaving the private care facility the calender shown skips the 14th of the month. See more »
Cleavon, lights out means no music. Turn it off. I said turn it off!
Fuck you, pig!
Turn it off or we're comin' in!
Come on in. I got a dick that needs suckin'!
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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 »
Dancing in Sunshine (Inst.)
Performed by Joe Lervold (as Joel Evans) & Friends
Written by Joe Lervold, Andre Pessis
Published by One Hundred Percent Publishing, Endless Frogs Music
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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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