23- I Love You, Phillip Morris [7.0]
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.
Based somewhat on a true story, I Love You, Phillip Morris finds Jim Carrey in vintage form. Unlike previous Carrey comedies, his Steven Russell is no dolt–with a high IQ and a tremendous ability to con people (including his wife over his sexuality), you’ll believe that Steven is capable of most anything; moreover, Carrey plays Steven with a determined streak that will lead to his demise. I Love You, Phillip Morris isn’t just a gay love story. Rather, it’s a testament to the length at which one is willing to go to see through a life with their lover, regardless of the cost.