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's Character Steven Russell says near the end of the film "Well maybe this is his plan. Maybe he's like a mean little boy with a magnifying glass and I'm just a defenseless little ant", In response to Leslie Mann's character claiming God has a plan for him. This is most likely a nod to Jim Carrey's film, Bruce Almighty (2001) in which he says a similar quote about God. See more »
When Steven is leaving the private care facility the calender shown skips the 14th of the month. See more »
I know. I'm sorry. You weren't supposed to find out.
Well, I did.
I couldn't take a chance telling you. You know that. I couldn't. But, Phillip, I only did it just so I could get here to you. I did it so I could talk again. And here I am.
You're so skinny.
I'm fine. Just hungry.
Steven, I don't...
Wait, listen. I just came here to tell you one thing, and that's it. You don't have to take me back. I just want to say one thing. I know you think that we were nothing but a lie, but ...
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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 »
When a movie pushes your preconceptions out of the window, surprises you, enlightens you and on top of that it entertains you, you have a great movie. "I Love You Phillip Morris" is that kind of great movie. Daring, fresh, moving and funny. Jim Carrey, this time, takes us for an unusual ride and I was part of it before I knew what hit me. I think this is Jim Carrey's best performance and made me wonder what other surprises he has up his sleeve. The love that blooms in jail between Carrey's character and Phillip Morris - a sensational performance by Ewan MGregor - is so profoundly vivid that I was taken by their own strangely innocent affair and went with them all the way. I found myself tearing up and rooting by this two winning misfits. I will recommend you to push your own preconceptions out of the window and have a great time at the movies.
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