I had no idea what I should watch for Thursday’s Movie Review. There are so many movies I wanna check out but I was wondering what would be blog-worthy.
After searching and searching I threw my hands in the air and said, “Its my time I wanna watch what I wanna watch.”
I have been really wanting to watch this movie and now that it’s on Netflix. I was ecstatic.
Presenting….. I Love You Phillip Morris.
It is an unusual comedy starring Jim Carey and Ewan McGregor. It’s about a charismatic conman’s journey from small-town businessman to flamboyant white-collar criminal, who repeatedly finds himself in trouble with the law and all the brilliantly escaping from the Texas prison system on four separate occasions – all in the name of love.
Steven Russell played by Jim Carey starts off with a regularly ole life. He is married to a loving Christian wife, is involved in his church, a great job in the police force, and a daughter. Just one thing; He is a gay. And he is hiding it from everyone.
After a near death experience in a car accident, he realizes that he is tired of living a lie. He wants to be who he truly is. GAY!
He begins to live life to the fullest, but soon realizes that being gay is kinda expensive. He begins to commit fraud in order to live extravagantly for his then boy friend and himself.
However it all catches up to him and he is thrown in jail. And there is where he meets the love of his life, the kind-hearted, soft-spoken Phillip Morris played by Ewan McGregor.
Told with an uncanny sense of humor and a lot of heart, “I Love You Phillip Morris” is an oddball tale.
And you know what?
I loved it!!
It was hilarious. Emotional when it was supposed to be, and you end up rooting for the bad guy.
I am glad though that I did not wait to see this with my husband. He could not have handled the sex scenes that you don’t really see and all the touching and kissing.
It is a little crazy that two straight guys played the part of two gay guys (they are straight right?) but I think that’s what sells the movie the most. Why? Because Jim and Ewan did a great job. It was not over done. It wasn’t over the top. It was love … in a corky comedic kinda way. It’s totally believable!!
Their acting skills were superb!!!
One of my favorite parts was when Russell was conning a company that he worked for. He got invited to go golfing. As he is preparing to leave to go golfing with his boss and other executives, Phillip catches him leaving with the bag of gold clubs.
Phillip says, “I’m trying to be understanding, Honey, I really am, but …. golf? Why don’t you just eat pussy?”
OMG I lost egg rolls!! I love the boldness in this movie. Oh Ewan you got a dirty mouth!
I Love You Phillip Morris pushed boundaries and was consistently funny.
And you know what makes this whole even better??
It’s absolutely one hundred percent true!!!
Steven Jay Russell is a con artist and imposter known for escaping prison many many times.
Not only did they make a movie about this guy, but also last year, his crimes were featured in the TV show I Almost Got Away with It in the episode “Got a Boyfriend to Support.”
Ask yourself, would your loved one impersonate a lawyer, a FBI agent, and feign a heart attack all in the name of love?
Yeah mine wouldn’t either. LOL.
So in the end …