I Love you Phillip Morris is a film about a man called Steven Jay Russell (played by Jim Carrey) who is on his deathbed after being in a horrific care accident. The film shares his life events. He spent his early adult years in Virginia Beach as a police officer. He participated in playing the organ at church. He is married to his wife, Debbie (played by Leslie Mann). He spends hours searching for his biological mother, who gave hm up as a child, but when she is found she rejects him without any explanation. After the car crash, Steven leaves his family and lives his life as a gay man. He moves to Miami, finds a boyfriend called Jimmy (played by Rodrigo Santoro) and they live happily together. Steven becomes a con man but evetually gets caught and sent to prison, where he falls in love with inmate Phillip Morris (played by Ewan McGregor). After being released, he helps Phillip to be released from prison by posing as a lawyer. Later Steven is eventually caught and is returned back to prison. Phillip is also sent to prison and angrily tells Steven he never wants to see him again.
This film is about gay love, which is not a comfortable subject for everyone but the film is moving, as well as a comical theme throughout, it really was worth viewing. It is portrayed around true events and even through it may be hard to believe but it is true. The film is full of comedy, romance, sadness and fantastic performances. The bad part of the story is at that the beginning it lacks comedy but later the story moves on it becomes really funny and turns into a great comedy. It also takes the edge off the rough edges of prison life, which is seen a lot in this film. If you are a Jim Carrey or a Ewan McGregor fan and want to see a different to side from both actors then this is the film for you.
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