Friday, 12 March 2010

I Love You Phillip Morris

Courtesy of SeeFilmFirst, I went along to the cinema to view 'I Love You Phillip Morris'.
I decided not to read about the film first, as sometimes knowing too much about a film can spoil it when you see it. Wise move. The film states that it is based on a true story, and it may very well be, as a google search will show.
Jim Carrey is not my favourite actor, but Ewan McGregor is so watchable, I gave it a go. To my pleasant surprise, the film was very entertaining. Jim carrey, as you would expect is very OTT, but fits the part well, the gorgeous Ewan Mcgregor is sweet. The story is interesting and full of surprises, enough to keep you watching. There are funny bits (lots of them), and tender bits, oh and some 'Oh My Gosh' bits :) - since I didn't know what the film was about.
The film rolls easily along, with plenty of interesting bits to keep you focused on it. Steve Russell (Jim Carrey's Character), is a very inventive con man, and it's hard not to like him, which I guess is why successful con men are successful. The prison sentences he received are so utterly ridiculously long for the crime. He never hurt an individual, he targetted businesses that could easly afford the losses. He could have killed someone and got away with less! (so to speak).
Altogether entertaining, and I'm glad I went to see it.

1 comment:

Gina said...

I too am not a Jim Carrey fan so it's good to read your review as I would not have considered this movie. My husband has been reminding me that we have not been out to the movies in years (literally). Maybe I'll suggest this one.