History Film / ILoveYouPhillipMorris

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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* 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.
12th Feb '14 4:45:19 PM TinyTedDanson
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When our story begins, Steven (Carrey) is a respected Virginia Beach deputy sheriff with a beautiful wife, Debbie, and an adorable daughter, Steffie. He goes to church every Sunday, does his job well and sexes up his wife on a regular basis. The problem is, he is also secretly gay. When a freak car accident causes him to reevaluate his priorities, Steven comes out of the closet and starts life anew in Florida with his new boyfriend, Jimmy. 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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When our story begins, Steven (Carrey) is a respected Virginia Beach deputy sheriff with a beautiful wife, Debbie, and an adorable daughter, Steffie. He goes to church every Sunday, does his job well and sexes up his wife on a regular basis. The problem is, he is also secretly gay. When a freak car accident causes him to reevaluate his priorities, Steven comes out of the closet and starts life anew in Florida with his new boyfriend, Jimmy. Jimmy.

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.
6th Sep '13 11:38:18 PM nylon
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** [[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 seperation]], [[TearJerker but Stephen still never sees him again.]]]]

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** [[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 seperation]], separation]], [[TearJerker but Stephen still never sees him again.]]]]
9th Apr '13 5:05:27 AM Peteman
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* SexyDiscretionShot: Subverted '''''[[IncrediblyLamePun hard]]'''''.

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* SexyDiscretionShot: Subverted '''''[[IncrediblyLamePun hard]]'''''.Subverted.
25th Mar '13 6:19:32 AM Austin
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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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