#123movies #fmovies #putlocker #gomovies #solarmovie #soap2day Watch Full Movie Online Free – Steven Russell is happily married to Debbie, and a member of the local police force when a car accident provokes a dramatic reassessment of his life. Steven becomes open about his homosexuality and decides to live life to the fullest – even if it means breaking the law. Steven’s new, extravagant lifestyle involves cons and fraud and, eventually, a stay in the State Penitentiary where he meets sensitive, soft-spoken Phillip Morris. His devotion to freeing Phillip from jail and building the perfect life together prompts Steven to attempt and often succeed at one impossible con after another.
Plot: Steve Russell 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. Smitten, Russell devotes his entire life to being with Morris regardless of the consequences.
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Ridiculous and Yet It’s a True Story
Surprisingly, I never expected to like this film as much as I have intended, since I viewed this film as a flunk. The film was just well executed, well paced, and not presenting anything unnecessary. The story is pretty interesting and it sticks to what needs to be told. There were never any moment in the film that took a detour, as it stayed on focus on what this film was about; every scene mattered and nothing was put into waste. I do not know how much of this was real or if Russell did everything for a gay lover, but the film does a good job of explaining and depicting the infamous prison escapee and portraying his intelligence. It was actually quite fun to watch as you follow the character falling in love and fooling around him, in order to get the things that he wants.
There are not as much exploitations as you see in “Milk,” but do expect at least few gay sex scenes. Despite the exploitations, I really liked how the director didn’t overuse scenes that involved the gay couple because it really would have ruined the film for me. Adding these scenes in various parts of the film, really feels like the film wants to be funny by adding potty humor. You will only see less than a few of these scenes, one is quite exploitive, by the way; however, the director didn’t focus on adding more of these scenes, only focusing on what needed to be portrayed on the film.
This is categorized as a comedy, but I will say that don’t expect for some non-stop laughter. Not everything that you see is laugh out loud funny, but it is comedy that you can watch and actually enjoy without having some non-stop laughter. Personally, the only comedy that I found laughable was watching how Steve Russell, portrayed by Jim Carrey, escapes from prisons numerous of times. The real Steve Russell is known for being the Houdini of prison escaping and you see why he received that nickname. It is very comical to see all of these escape routines that Russell will do and you will see something different in every escape attempt. Each one of his escapes were well-thought, smart, and unique as you see a different escape attempt each time and will never see the same attempt used again.
You have a small cast for this film and I thought everyone was pretty good in their roles. Ewan McGreggor was actually good as I never expected him to even consider to portray a character in this type of film; he is not a bad actor and was good as Russell’s gay lover. Now, the person who did steal the show was Jim Carrey. This is not the Jim Carrey that you have seen in his 90’s comedy flicks, but this is Jim Carrey acting and using his talent that made him famous, to portray the character. You’ll see that Russell is a smart character and have succeed in multiple prison escapes and Carrey was great as the role. I thought to myself that Jim Carrey was near perfect for this film because of the characteristics of his character. You have to have a character that is capable of fooling people by being able to do countless of voices, impersonations, and doing the impossible, in order to escape; what better actor than Carrey to take on this role..
This film is definitely not in the same level of funny as you see in “The Hangover,” but watching these numerous escape routines and watching Russell fooling the people around him brings in some humor. A good cast , great performance by Carrey, a decent storyline that was executed quite well, and a smart character that was able to escape countless of times, made this film surprisingly enjoyable.
A surprising departure for Carrey – a pleasant as usual character selection for MacGregor
Saw this at Sundance and was very pleased and satisfied to have had the opportunity to view it for it was sold out. This is definitely a detour for Carrey whom is mostly known for doing commercial fare. It is refreshing to see big stars indulge in what would usually be performed by actors without the A grade stature. What really impressed me were the very explicit and heavy sex scenes and romantic moments between Mac Gregor and Carrey. They felt real and tender. I know this film was going to cause waves because even though I watch independents all the time I as surprise to see two A list actors go at it sexually the way both these actors do in “Phillip Morris”. I hope this film is taken as an example for other A listers to follow in creating other really original and daring works. Specially applaud Europa, Luc Besson’s film company for putting together such and abrasive and risky subject matter.
Original Language en
Runtime 1 hr 42 min (102 min), 1 hr 38 min (98 min) (USA), 1 hr 42 min (102 min) (European Film Market) (Germany)
Genre Biography, Comedy, Crime, Drama, Romance
Director Glenn Ficarra, John Requa
Writer John Requa, Glenn Ficarra, Steve McVicker (book)
Actors Jim Carrey, Ewan McGregor, Leslie Mann, Rodrigo Santoro
Country France, USA
Awards 6 wins & 11 nominations.
Production Company Mad Chance
Sound Mix Dolby Digital, DTS
Aspect Ratio 1.85 : 1
Camera Panavision Panaflex Millennium XL, Angenieux Optimo, Optica Elite and Kowa Cine Prominar Lenses
Laboratory Cineworks Digital Studios, Miami (FL), USA (processing), Laser Pacific Media Corporation, Los Angeles (CA), USA (digital intermediate)
Film Length 2,670 m (Sweden), 2,696 m (Portugal, 35 mm)
Negative Format 35 mm (Kodak Vision2 500T 5218, Vision2 Expression 500T 5229)
Cinematographic Process Digital Intermediate (2K) (master format), Spherical (source format)
Printed Film Format 35 mm (Fuji Eterna-CP 3513DI), D-Cinema