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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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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jim Carrey ... Steven Russell
Ewan McGregor ... Phillip Morris
Leslie Mann ... Debbie
Rodrigo Santoro ... Jimmy
Antoni Corone ... Lindholm
Brennan Brown ... Birkheim
Michael Mandell ... Cleavon
Annie Golden ... Eudora
Marylouise Burke ... Barbara Bascombe (as Mary Louise Burke)
David Jensen ... Judge
Dameon Clarke ... Houston Lawyer
Clay Chamberlin ... Cellmate - Arnie
Louis Herthum ... Doctor
Morgana Shaw ... Steven's Mom
Joe Chrest ... Steven's Dad
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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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Do some time with the one you love. See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

Parents Guide:

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Details

Official Sites:

Official site | Official site (ru) | See more »

Country:

France | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

7 January 2011 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Una pareja dispareja See more »

Filming Locations:

USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$13,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

€946,920 (France), 14 February 2010

Opening Weekend USA:

$112,520, 5 December 2010, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$2,035,566, 10 April 2011
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(European Film Market)

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital | DTS

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The playing of the song "The Marriage of Figaro" by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart at the end of the film is likely a nod to Shawshank Redemption (1994) which is a prison-based film as well. See more »

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The heart monitor for the flat-lining patient has the date 29-Jun-2008, even though the story is set in the mid-90s. 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 »

Connections

References Me, Myself & Irene (2000) See more »

Soundtracks

Jingle Bells
written by James Pierpont
Arranged and Performed by Linda Lawley, Bill Mitchell and Danny Pelfrey
Published by Amusiccom Publishing (BMI)
Courtesy of Megatrax
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My 327th Review: An important film that shows the world has changed - entertaining too
8 June 2010 | by inteleartsSee 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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