DO SOME TIME WITH THE ONE YOU LOVE.
After a car crash, Steven Russell (Jim Carrey) tells his wife that he’s gay, leaves her and turns into a con man in order to support his new lavish lifestyle; during a prison stint, he falls in love with Phillip Morris (Ewan McGregor). On the surface this looks like your average Carrey movie, which is part of its genius – this unbelievable story is in fact based on real-life events. Veering between its humorous and earnest ingredients, the filmmakers create a nice balance in their directorial debut, and their approach to the gay content is refreshingly frank. Unwieldy, but entertaining, with a good effort from Carrey.
2010-U.S.-France. 98 min. Color. Written and directed by Glenn Ficarra, John Requa. Book: Steve McVicker. Cast: Jim Carrey (Steven Russell), Ewan McGregor (Phillip Morris), Leslie Mann (Debbie), Rodrigo Santoro, Antoni Corone, Brennan Brown.