I Love You Phillip Morris

I Love You Phillip Morris

Jim Carrey as Steven Russell in I LOVE YOU PHILLIP MORRIS, directed by Glenn Ficarra and John Requa.

I Love You Phillip Morris (2010)

Also Known As: I Love You, Phillip Morris

Opened: 12/03/2010 Limited

Clearview Chel...12/03/2010 - 02/03/201163 days
Arclight/Holly...12/03/2010 - 12/09/20107 days
Laemmle's Play...12/10/2010 - 01/20/201142 days
Laemmle's Town...12/10/2010 - 01/06/201128 days
Kendall Square...12/10/2010 - 12/30/201021 days

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Genre: Comedy

Rated: R for sexual content including strong dialogue and language


I LOVE YOU PHILLIP MORRIS is the improbable but true story of a spectacularly charismatic conman's journey from small-town businessman to flamboyant white-collar criminal, who repeatedly finds himself in trouble with the law and on the lam, brilliantly escaping from the Texas prison system on four separate occasions - all in the name of love.

Steven Russell (Jim Carrey) leads a seemingly average life - an organ player in the local church, happily married to Debbie (Leslie Mann), and a member of the local police force. That is until he has a severe car accident that leads him to the ultimate epiphany: he's gay and he's going to live life to the fullest - even if he has to break the law to do it. Taking on an extravagant lifestyle, Steven turns to cons and fraud to make ends meet and is eventually sent to the State Penitentiary where he meets the love of his life, a sensitive, soft-spoken man named Phillip Morris (Ewan McGregor). His devotion to freeing Phillip from jail and building the perfect life together prompts him to attempt (and often succeed at) one impossible con after another. Told with an uncanny sense of humor and a lot of heart, "I Love You Phillip Morris" is an oddball tale of what can happen when the legal system, a daredevil spirit and undying love collide.

The film is co-written and co-directed by longtime writing partners Glenn Ficarra and John Requa ("Bad Santa") from their adapted screenplay, based on the novel by former Houston Chronicle investigative reporter Steve McVicker. Andrew Lazar ("Get Smart") and Far Shariat ("Confessions Of A Dangerous Mind") produced the film, with renowned writer/director/producer Luc Besson ("Transporter 2," "The Fifth Element") serving as executive producer.

Behind-the-scenes, the creative team is led by director of photography Xavier Grobet ("Before Night Falls"), production designer Hugo Luczyc-Wyhowski ("Snatch"), editor Thomas J. Nordberg ("Alexander"), costume designer David C. Robinson ("Pollock") and composer Nick Urata ("Little Miss Sunshine").

Europacorp presents a Mad Chance Production, "I Love You Phillip Morris."