I Love You Phillip Morris 2009

I Love You Phillip Morris is a 2009 film based on the real life events of con artist, impostor, and multiple prison escapee Steven Jay Russell (Jim Carrey). While incarcerated, Russell falls in love with his cell mate, Phillip Morris (Ewan McGregor).

After Morris is released from prison, Russell escapes from prison four times in order to be reunited with Morris. The film has not yet found a U.S. distributor, primarily due to its gay content; it is being re-edited in an attempt to gain an American distribution deal.

Plot: The story begins with Russell, played by Jim Carrey, on his deathbed recalling the events of his life that led him there. He begins with his life in Texas as a happily married police officer who plays the organ at church, prays every night with his wife (Leslie Mann) and spends his off hours searching for the biological mother who gave him up as a child. That, and hes gay. But after finding and being handily rejected by the mother who gave him up as a baby, Steven leaves his life and family behind to go out into the world and be his true, flamboyantly gay self. He moves to Miami, finds a boyfriend (Rodrigo Santoro) and begins living the high life. He realizes quickly though, that a life of luxury is expensive, leading this resourceful former cop to turn to a life as a conman. But when his con work finally catches up with him, Steven is sent to prison where he meets, and almost instantly falls in love with Phillip Morris, played by Ewan McGregor. From there the story becomes a Don Quixote-esque story of a forlorn lover who cannot bear to be separated from his soul-mate. He will go to any lengths to be with Phillip, including but not limited to breaking out of jail on multiple occasions, impersonating Phillips lawyer and fraudulently becoming the CFO of a major corporation.

Cast
* Ewan McGregor – Phillip Morris
* Jim Carrey – Steven Russell
* Nicholas Alexander – Steven’s Brother
* Michael Beasley – Prison Release Guard
* Tony Bentley – Racist client
* Allen Boudreaux – Harris County Sheriff Deputy

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