November 19, 2010

I Love You Phillip Morris

This indie was a hit at all of the film festivals this year and came out in the U.K. in March. It won't come out in the U.S. until mid-December but, I could not wait. I Love You Phillip Morris is the first film in very long time from Jim Carrey, and I was pumped to see that it was not one of his crossovers into drama, but found the trailer to be a classic Carrey comedy. However, this ended up being his best preformance of all time (BEATING THE TRUMAN SHOW). He stars in this true story about a man that reveals he is gay to his family and proceeds to go on a crime spree, landing him in jail for robbery and insurance fraud. In jail, he falls madly in love with a cellmate named Phillip Morris (Ewan McGregor) and vows that he will stay with Phillip at all costs, including multiple prison outbreaks and schemes to get money. Not only was Carrey at his comedy and drama best, but great dialogue and directing lead to the most surprising, shocking, and extremely offensive ending. This film will have you laugh out loud, tear up and effectively make your jaw drop.
My Review: A


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