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.
Starring Jim Carrey, Ewan McGregor, Leslie Mann, and Rodrigo Santoro
Co-written and co-directed by John Requa and Glenn Ficarra
Opens In Select Theaters December 3!
Visit the official movie website for more info.
THE CONTEST: Jim Carrey’s character lies and cheats for the sake of love in this movie. What is the biggest lie or con you have pulled for a guy? This could include lying to get someone into bed. Best answer wins.
THE RULES: Email your entry to [email protected] along with your full name, address and phone number* by this Friday November 19 at 12 noon EST.
THE PRIZE: Two tickets to the New York premiere screening of I LOVE YOU PHILLIP MORRIS next Monday, November 22. **Travel and accommodations are the sole responsibility of the winner.
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