History Film / ILoveYouPhillipMorris

5th Jun '17 12:12:11 AM WaterBlap
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* RefugeInAudacity: Steven's prison-break record ''runs'' on this. [[RealityIsUnrealistic And it's not even as crazy as some of Steven Jay Russell's actual escapes]].

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* RefugeInAudacity: Steven's prison-break record ''runs'' on this. [[RealityIsUnrealistic [[AluminumChristmasTrees And it's not even as crazy as some of Steven Jay Russell's actual escapes]].
2nd May '17 7:47:59 PM ectostar
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* DidNotGetTheGirl: [[spoiler:An odd variation at least technically Steven does get Phillip but they aren't allowed to be together due to Steven getting an extremely long prison sentence.]]

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* DidNotGetTheGirl: DidNotGetTheGuy: [[spoiler:An odd variation at least technically Steven does get Phillip but they aren't allowed to be together due to Steven getting an extremely long prison sentence.]]



* FallingInLoveMontage

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* FunnyBackgroundEvent

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* [[LoveMakesYouEvil Love Makes You a Con Man]]

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* [[LoveMakesYouEvil Love Makes You a Con Man]]%%* LoveMakesYouEvil



* RefugeInAudacity: Steven's prison-break record ''runs'' on this. [[RealityIsUnrealistic And it's not even as crazy as some of Steven Jay Russell's actual escapes.]]

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* RefugeInAudacity: Steven's prison-break record ''runs'' on this. [[RealityIsUnrealistic And it's not even as crazy as some of Steven Jay Russell's actual escapes.]]escapes]].



--> '''Phillip:''' I rented a car. Kept it too long.
-->'''Steven:''' Grand theft?
-->'''Phillip:''' Theft of services.
-->'''Steven:''' Insurance fraud.
-->'''Phillip:''' No, just theft of services.
-->'''Steven:''' No, ''me'', insurance fraud.

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--> '''Phillip:''' I rented a car. Kept it too long.
-->'''Steven:'''
long.\\
'''Steven:'''
Grand theft?
-->'''Phillip:'''
theft?\\
'''Phillip:'''
Theft of services.
-->'''Steven:'''
services.\\
'''Steven:'''
Insurance fraud.
-->'''Phillip:'''
fraud.\\
'''Phillip:'''
No, just theft of services.
-->'''Steven:'''
services.\\
'''Steven:'''
No, ''me'', insurance fraud.



9th Jan '17 11:58:37 AM madius
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* ComedicSociopathy: Steven robs, cons and lies to essentially everyone in his life. With the exception of him lying to Phillip, it's all played for laughs.

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* ComedicSociopathy: Steven robs, cons and lies to essentially everyone in his life. With the exception of him lying his lies to Phillip, it's all played for laughs.



* GetBackInTheCloset: The reason for its DevelopmentHell.

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* GetBackInTheCloset: The reason for its the film's DevelopmentHell.



* HowWeGotHere: The film starts with Steven lying in a hospital bed. The rest of the film, narrated by Steven, traces how he eventually ended up in that bed.



* NeverHeardThatOneBefore: Steven's "lawyer allowing three questions for $50" joke goes and comes back around so much that by the time it comes around with racist connotations, he stops in his tracks, mouth agape, instead of fake-laughing along.



* OohMeAccentsSlipping: EwanMcGregor's actual Scottish accent comes through the Arkansas drawl fairly often.
** Jim Carrey's slips pretty often, too.

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* OhCrap: A subtle one, as Steven cons his way into a job as a Chief Financial Officer. His theme music begins as he stares out his new executive office window, only for it to stop when he spins around and sees two massive stacks of paper on his desk.
* OohMeAccentsSlipping: EwanMcGregor's actual Scottish accent comes through the Arkansas drawl fairly often.
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often. Jim Carrey's accent slips pretty often, too.



* RefugeInAudacity: Steven's prison-break record ''runs'' on this.
** [[RealityIsUnrealistic And it's not even as crazy as some of Steven Jay Russell's actual escapes.]]

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* RefugeInAudacity: Steven's prison-break record ''runs'' on this.
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this. [[RealityIsUnrealistic And it's not even as crazy as some of Steven Jay Russell's actual escapes.]]



* RevealShot: This is how Steven is shown as gay to the film viewers. [[spoiler:He is shown having sex with someone off-screen, which is assumed to be his wife until the camera pans out revealing his sexual partner to be a man.]]

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* RevealShot: This is how Steven is shown as gay to the film viewers. [[spoiler:He is shown having sex with someone who is just off-screen, which is assumed to be his wife wife, until the camera pans out revealing his sexual partner to be a man.raises his head into frame.]]



* TitleDrop: By Steven as he is put on his bus to a higher-security facility.

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* TitleDrop: By Given by Steven as he is put on his bus to a higher-security facility.



* WasItAllALie

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* WasItAllALieWasItAllALie: Phillip ends up asking this question eventually.
3rd Sep '16 2:48:24 AM zanyzana
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However, his extravagant gay lifestyle requires a little extra funding, and he becomes a con man to continue living "high on the gay hog". He is soon discovered, and goes to prison for insurance fraud, where he falls head-over-heels for Phillip Morris (EwanMcGregor), a shy young blond from Arkansas. So begins a long relationship marked by multiple prison escapes, scams, hardships and magic markers.

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However, his new extravagant gay lifestyle requires a little extra funding, and he becomes a con man to continue living "high on the gay hog". He is soon discovered, and goes to prison for insurance fraud, where he falls head-over-heels for Phillip Morris (EwanMcGregor), a shy young blond from Arkansas. So begins a long relationship marked by multiple prison escapes, scams, hardships and magic markers.



* RevealShot: This is how Steven "comes out" as gay to the film viewers. [[spoiler:He is shown having sex with someone off-screen, which is assumed to be his wife until the camera pans out revealing his sexual partner to be a man.]]

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* RevealShot: This is how Steven "comes out" is shown as gay to the film viewers. [[spoiler:He is shown having sex with someone off-screen, which is assumed to be his wife until the camera pans out revealing his sexual partner to be a man.]]



* VillainProtagonist: Steven!

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* VillainProtagonist: Steven!Steven, at least until near the end of the film.
28th Apr '16 8:56:42 PM Fireblood
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* DisproportionateRetribution: it is implied that the reason for the unprecedented severity of Steven's sentence is because his escape was an embarrassment to the state of Texas and Governor Bush, and also because the prosecuting D.A. was his former boss's sister-in-law. Really, that's the only way to explain getting a life sentence with a 23-hour a day lockdown for fraud and prison escapes. A LOT of fraud and MANY prison escapes, but still...

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* DisproportionateRetribution: it It is implied that the reason for the unprecedented severity of Steven's sentence is because his escape was an embarrassment to the state of Texas and Governor Bush, and also because the prosecuting D.A. was his former boss's sister-in-law. Really, that's the only way to explain getting a life sentence with a 23-hour a day lockdown for fraud and prison escapes. A LOT of fraud and MANY prison escapes, but still...



* HopeSpot: [[spoiler:Steven ''isn't'' dead from AIDS, and is about to free Phillip by posing as his lawyer again. Cue one of his old colleagues recognizing him as he's attending jury duty, resulting in Steve's lifetime sentence.]]

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* HopeSpot: [[spoiler:Steven ''isn't'' dead from AIDS, and is about to free Phillip by posing as his lawyer again. Cue one of his old colleagues recognizing him as he's attending jury duty, resulting in Steve's lifetime life sentence.]]



* MoodWhiplash: Steven's last prison break. [[spoiler:It's all fun and games until it turns out Steven is dying of AIDS, and Phillip finds out, and forgives all his terrible behaviour during an incredibly heartwrenching, affecting phone call... and [[UnreliableNarrator THEN]] it turns out that Steven actually faked AIDS as part of an elaborate plan to get them both out of prison, and Phillip was never meant to find out. Oops.]]

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* MoodWhiplash: Steven's last prison break. [[spoiler:It's all fun and games until it turns out Steven is dying of AIDS, and Phillip finds out, and forgives all his terrible behaviour behavior during an incredibly heartwrenching, heart-wrenching, affecting phone call... and [[UnreliableNarrator THEN]] it turns out that Steven actually faked AIDS as part of an elaborate plan to get them both out of prison, and Phillip was never meant to find out. Oops.]]



* SexyDiscretionShot: Subverted.

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* SexyDiscretionShot: Subverted.{{Subverted}}.



* UnreliableNarrator: Steven, the narrator, is always hiding information and lying about information in the voiceover.

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* UnreliableNarrator: Steven, the narrator, is always hiding information and lying about information in the voiceover.voice-over.
11th Apr '16 10:19:00 AM erforce
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* ShoutOut: To ''BruceAlmighty'': "Maybe God's just a kid with a magnifying glass, and I'm just an ant."

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* ShoutOut: To ''BruceAlmighty'': ''Film/BruceAlmighty'': "Maybe God's just a kid with a magnifying glass, and I'm just an ant."
17th Oct '14 9:26:49 AM Morgenthaler
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''I Love You Phillip Morris'' is a 2010 {{dramedy}} starring JimCarrey and Creator/EwanMcGregor. It follows the true story of [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Steven_Jay_Russell Steven Jay Russell]], a con man and serial prison fugitive, and the love of his life, a sweet-natured unlikely inmate named Phillip Morris (no connection to the infamous tobacco company).

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''I Love You Phillip Morris'' is a 2010 {{dramedy}} starring JimCarrey Creator/JimCarrey and Creator/EwanMcGregor. It follows the true story of [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Steven_Jay_Russell Steven Jay Russell]], a con man and serial prison fugitive, and the love of his life, a sweet-natured unlikely inmate named Phillip Morris (no connection to the infamous tobacco company).



* [[spoiler:DeathByDespair: Steven. Later revealed to be subverted when it turns out it was faked.]]
* [[spoiler:DidNotGetTheGirl: An odd variation at least technically Steven does get Phillip but they aren't allowed to be together due to Steven getting an extremely long prison sentence.]]

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* [[spoiler:DeathByDespair: Steven.DeathByDespair: [[spoiler:Steven. Later revealed to be subverted when it turns out it was faked.]]
* [[spoiler:DidNotGetTheGirl: An DidNotGetTheGirl: [[spoiler:An odd variation at least technically Steven does get Phillip but they aren't allowed to be together due to Steven getting an extremely long prison sentence.]]
31st Aug '14 5:23:36 PM foxley
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Added DiffLines:

* PrisonEscapeArtist: Steven Jay Russell.
15th May '14 1:09:00 PM ZeroWizard
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* ActorAllusion: Steven's comments about how 'God is a mean kid with a magnifying glass and I'm an ant,' is very similar to Jim Carrey's similar speech in ''Film/BruceAlmighty''.



* DevelopmentHell: Technically: The film finished on time but due to the above it hadn't been released in America. From TheOtherWiki:
-->The film was released in Europe, Taiwan and Japan between February and April 2010. Although a limited run in the United States was initially scheduled for April 30, 2010, it was later reported that the film's release had been indefinitely postponed by its distributors, Consolidated Pictures Group but on April 12, 2010, ''Variety'' announced the distributor had had a change of heart and that I Love You Phillip Morris would be shown in limited theaters starting July 30 before expanding nationwide on August 6.
--> On June 3, 2010, the film was delayed yet again due to legal battles. The film is now scheduled for a December 3, 2010 release after Roadside Attractions and Liddell Entertainment acquire the rights to distribute in the United States.
** The film has been released in the US and has proved successful enough in limited release than a wide expansion is set for January 7th, 2011.



* FakeAmerican: Creator/JimCarrey and Creator/EwanMcGregor are Canadian and Scottish respectively.
12th Feb '14 5:27:00 PM TinyTedDanson
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* [[spoiler:DidNotGetTheGirl]]: An odd variation at least [[spoiler:technically Steven does get Phillip but they aren't allowed to be together due to Steven getting an extremely long prison sentence.]]

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* [[spoiler:DidNotGetTheGirl]]: [[spoiler:DidNotGetTheGirl: An odd variation at least [[spoiler:technically technically Steven does get Phillip but they aren't allowed to be together due to Steven getting an extremely long prison sentence.]]



* DissonantSerenity: It doesn't matter if they're in prison, and guards are loudly fighting screaming prisoners. There's a lovely song playing, and they feel like dancing.

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* DissonantSerenity: It doesn't matter if they're Naturally occurs for a love story starting in prison, and guards are loudly fighting screaming prisoners. There's a lovely prison. Especially notable when Clevon gives his word to play a romantic song playing, to the end; Clavon ends up arguing with a guard who wants the music off, and they feel like dancing.Phillip and Steven continue dancing even while Clevon ends up getting tased for resisting.



* FakeAmerican: The Scottish EwanMcGregor as Phillip Morris.

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* FakeAmerican: The Creator/JimCarrey and Creator/EwanMcGregor are Canadian and Scottish EwanMcGregor as Phillip Morris.respectively.



* {{Foreshadowing}}: Surprisingly, even the smallest of dialogue reveals quite a lot:
** [[spoiler: After Stephen states he suffered "a lot of personal losses" after his boyfriend is seen threatening to leave him, the audience assumes they broke up. [[RockBottom It soon turns out their relationship had nothing to do with their separation]], [[TearJerker but Stephen still never sees him again.]]]]

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* {{Foreshadowing}}: Surprisingly, even the smallest of dialogue reveals quite a lot:
** [[spoiler: After Stephen
[[spoiler:After Steven states he suffered "a lot of personal losses" after his boyfriend Jimmy is seen threatening to leave him, the audience assumes it's implied that they broke up. [[RockBottom up because of it. It soon later turns out their relationship relationship's end had nothing to do with their separation]], [[TearJerker but Stephen still separation; Jimmy died of AIDS, yet it rings true that Steven lost him and never sees got to see him again.]]]]]]



* GetBackInTheCloset: The reason for its DevelopmentHell

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* GetBackInTheCloset: The reason for its DevelopmentHellDevelopmentHell.
* GossipEvolution: Done through Steven's lawyer joke -- despite starting as an EvilLawyerJoke, the punchline comes back as less funny, and then plain racist.



* RealPersonCameo: The lawyer stood next to Stephen when [[spoiler: he's sentenced at the end of the movie]] is the real Phillip Morris.

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* RealPersonCameo: The lawyer stood next to Stephen Steven when [[spoiler: he's sentenced at the end of the movie]] is the real Phillip Morris.


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* WhiteCollarCrime: How Steven got sent back to jail the second time. By running company money through non-company bank accounts, he generated huge amounts of interest from shifting cash that was pending transaction.
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