Jim Carrey and Ewan McGregor co-star in I Love You Phillip Morris. This movie is not the norm for either of these huge stars, but they found major chemistry on set and came out with some good kisses! Jim said,
“I mean, look at the guy. I have to say, he is a great kisser."
I can imagine that Ewan is a good kisser, I just never thought I’d hear Jim say that! So how do two straight guys get through a kiss like that?
“As Ewan said, ‘When you’re kissing another guy it can get a little prickly,’” Carrey explains. “Actually, you had to put out of your mind your own sexual preference, and just try to understand that you were loving another person who just happens to be a guy. It wasn’t about male or female, love is love.”
Here’s the lowdown on the movie,
This movie is the improbable but true story of a spectacularly charismatic conman’s journey from small-town businessman to flamboyant white-collar criminal, who repeatedly finds himself in trouble with the law and on the lam, brilliantly escaping from the Texas prison system on four separate occasions – all in the name of love. Steven Russell (Jim Carrey) leads a seemingly average life – an organ player in the local church, happily married to Debbie (Leslie Mann), and a member of the local police force.That is until he has a severe car accident that leads him to the ultimate epiphany: he’s gay and he’s going to live life to the fullest – even if he has to break the law to do it. Taking on an extravagant lifestyle, Steven turns to cons and fraud to make ends meet and is eventually sent to the State Penitentiary where he meets the love of his life, a sensitive, soft-spoken man named Phillip Morris (Ewan McGregor). His devotion to freeing Phillip from jail and building the perfect life together prompts him to attempt (and often succeed at) one impossible con after another. Told with an uncanny sense of humor and a lot of heart, “I Love You Phillip Morris” is an oddball tale of what can happen when the legal system, a daredevil spirit and undying love collide.
I am very curious about this movie now. I have to see it to believe it, I guess. Jim Carrey is always such the “funny guy”, it’s hard to think of him in this role… should be really good!