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

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Had already made more than US$18 million internationally (exceeding its US$13 million budget) before it opened in the United States. See more »

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

Steven Russell: Phillip...
Phillip Morris: Don't.
Steven Russell: I love you.
Phillip Morris: From the moment we met, you've done nothin' but lie. Our whole relationship, just lies. I'm such an asshole. You took advantage of me, just like all the others. You were supposed to protect me, but you just did nothing but make a fool out of me. And you expect me to love you? How can I? How can I love you? I don't even know who you are. And you know what's sad? I don't even think you know who you are, so how am I supposed to love someone that don't even exist? You ...
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Crazy Credits

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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God and Prayer
Arranged by Steven Lane Ivey
Published by Hard Wired Music (SESAC)
Courtesy of Crucial Music Corporation
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Warm, moving and really rather brilliant.
8 April 2010 | by By-TorX-1See all my reviews

I Love You Philip Morris is a film that has a clear sense of warmth and is supported by superb performances. In terms of narrative, it is a romp, but one that takes some surprising (if not dark) turns. The film is not lightweight and tells the story of an inveterate conman. However, the love story, that between Steven Russell (Jim Carrey) and Philip Morris (Ewan McGregor), is touching, passionate and totally convincing. But while Carrey does (inevitably, one should suppose) teeter on the manic in places, it is McGregor who is the film's real revelation.With his blond hair and softly-spoken Southern American accent, McGregor easily gives one of the best performances I have seen him offer and represents a highly credible source of Russell's desire. The romantic and sexual relationship between the two central characters is not glossed over, and the film is all the better for it. Ultimately, I Love You Philip Morris ranks as a fine piece of drama that also works as a comedy, albeit it a bittersweet one. All in all, if you haven't seen it, then see it!


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Country:

France | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

7 January 2011 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Box Office

Budget:

$13,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$112,520, 5 December 2010

Gross USA:

$2,037,459

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$20,768,906
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| (European Film Market)

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Dolby Digital | DTS

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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