History Film / ILoveYouPhillipMorris

24th Dec '17 1:10:01 PM nombretomado
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However, his new extravagant 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 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), (Creator/EwanMcGregor), a shy young blond from Arkansas. So begins a long relationship marked by multiple prison escapes, scams, hardships and magic markers.



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

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* OohMeAccentsSlipping: EwanMcGregor's Creator/EwanMcGregor's actual Scottish accent comes through the Arkansas drawl fairly often. Jim Carrey's accent slips pretty often, too.
22nd Dec '17 3:17:11 PM WhiteRoseSamurai
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* BatmanGambit: Steven runs several of these to con people in extraordinary ways. [[spoiler: Such as managing to convince medical staff he was dying from AIDS. Steven himself muses the only reason he got away with this is because it literally never occurred to '''''anybody''''' to give Steven an AIDS test.]]

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* BatmanGambit: Steven runs several of these to con people in extraordinary ways. [[spoiler: Such as managing to convince medical staff he was dying from AIDS. Steven himself muses the only reason he got away with this is because it literally never occurred to '''''anybody''''' to give Steven an AIDS test.]]
22nd Dec '17 3:16:55 PM WhiteRoseSamurai
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* BatmanGambit: Steven runs several of these to con people in extraordinary ways. [[spoiler:Such as managing to convince medical staff he was dying from AIDS.]]

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* BatmanGambit: Steven runs several of these to con people in extraordinary ways. [[spoiler:Such [[spoiler: Such as managing to convince medical staff he was dying from AIDS.AIDS. Steven himself muses the only reason he got away with this is because it literally never occurred to '''''anybody''''' to give Steven an AIDS test.]]
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.]]
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