I Love You Phillip Morris

Lists: Comedy, Drama, Dark comedy, Romance

Brief Synopsis: "Bad Santa co-screenwriters Glenn Ficara and John Requa re-team for this fact-based black comedy starring Jim Carrey as a Virginia police officer-turned-con man who makes the leap to white-collar criminal after being sent to prison and falling in love with his sensitive cellmate. Steve Russell (Carrey) is a small-town cop. Bored with his bland lifestyle, Russell turns to fraud as a means of shaking things up. Before long, Russell's criminal antics have landed him behind bars, where he encounters the charismatic Phillip Morris (Ewan McGregor). Smitten, Russell devotes his entire life to being with Morris regardless of the consequences."

Overall Ranking: 962 (Rank from 2009: # 23)

Adjusted* Rating:
(lowest rating dropped)

Ratings Breakdown
(The Mixed Bag)

Buttery 42.86%
Regular 42.86%
Half-Popped 14.29%
Stale 0%
Burnt 0%


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Gorgon Reviews97(full review)
David Baruffi88
Dan O'Neill85 - Despite its flaws, I Love You Phillip Morris is a funny, fact-based, romantic comedy, that doesn’t exploit the homosexual love, and instead keeps it cute, with Carrey and McGregor doing great jobs in the leads.
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Movie Evangelist80(full review)
CinemaVisitor Erik70
Dave Examines Movies67(full review)
Rob from GuysFilmQuest64

People Involved

  • Ewan McGregor (Phillip Morris)
  • Jim Carrey (Steven Russell)
  • Leslie Mann ("Carreys Frau")
  • Nicholas Alexander (Stevens Brother)
  • Michael Beasley (Prison Gaurd)
  • Tony Bentley (Racist Client)
  • Allen Boudreaux (Sheriff Deputy)
  • Sean Boyd (Policeman)
  • Brennan Brown (Larry Bukheim)
  • Markus Lyle Brown (Young Doctor)
  • Trey Burvant (Blake)
  • Rodrigo Santoro (Jimmy)
  • Glenn Ficarra (Director)