I Love You Phillip Morris

Rated 3.0

As Jim Carrey suffered a public meltdown via his Twitter page last summer, it seemed imperative for his future castability to provide some tangible proof that he could still act a little. Thus, the sudden release of his shelved shaggy-dog comedy I Love You Phillip Morris two years after it premiered at the Sundance Film Festival, even though the movie holds little appeal for Carrey’s core audience of slack-jawed troglodytes. Based on a true story (read: 90 percent bullshit), I Love You features Carrey as Steven Russell, a straight-arrow cop who explodes out of the closet after a near-fatal car crash, quickly turning to credit and insurance fraud to fund a lavish gay lifestyle. This inevitably lands him in prison, where he falls for a soft-spoken blond inmate named Phillip Morris (Ewan McGregor) and employs ever more elaborate cons to keep them together.