I Love You Phillip Morris (2009)


A cop turns con man once he comes out of the closet. Once imprisoned, he meets the second love of his life, whom he’ll stop at nothing to be with. (IMDb)
Pops of crass sexual humour and childish gay stereotyping throughout mar what is otherwise a heartfelt romance set within a compelling biographical framework. Carrey shines as the complex Steven: On one hand, a passionate lover, protector, and provider for his timid Philip (McGregor is excellent); on the other, a con-man with slippery skills (the cons are fun and feature a great recurring instrumental) that consistently disrupt his relationship but always manage to get it back together.
7/10 (Good)

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