Monday, August 30, 2010

I Love You, Phillip Morris

My hubby and I watched an interesting movie last night - I Love You, Phillip Morris, acted by Jim Carrey and Ewan McGregor. This movie is based on a real story which really is an eye-opener for me. These 2 actors acted very well too.

I do feel sad in the end. Love is blind. 

I Love You Phillip Morris is a 2009 comedy-drama film based on the real life events of con artist, impostor, and multiple prison escapee Steven Jay Russell played by Jim Carrey. While incarcerated, Russell falls in love with his cell mate, Phillip Morris (Ewan McGregor). After Morris is released from prison, Russell escapes from prison four times in order to be reunited with Morris. The film was adapted from I Love You Phillip Morris: A True Story of Life, Love, and Prison Breaks by Steve McVicker.

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 realizes he's gay 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. 

Honeymoon in prison.


After original difficulty finding a US distributor, likely due to its explicit gay sexual content, the film was re-edited. In May 2009, it was announced by Variety that Consolidated Pictures Group has acquired the rights for distribution.


The film was released in Europe and Taiwan between February and April 2010. Although a limited run in the United States was initially scheduled for April 30, 2010, it was later reported that the film's release had been indefinitely postponed by its distributors, Consolidated Pictures Group but on April 12, 2010, Variety announced the distributor had had a change of heart and that I Love You Phillip Morris would be shown in limited theaters starting July 30 before expanding nationwide on August 6.

On June 3, 2010, the film was delayed yet again due to legal battles.

The film is now scheduled for a December 3, 2010 release after Roadside Attractions and Liddell Entertainment acquire the rights to distribute in the United States. (Wikipedia)

Although the love is so strong, there was no happy ending.

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