- I Love You Phillip Morris review by PV
I thought this was a great comedy! Well written, good characterisation, good acting. I laughed several times - and that doesn't usually happen when I watch Hollywood 'comedies'.
It's also based on a book (good sign) and is actually farily intelligent - which is really unusual for Hollywood comedies these days.
I suppose it's for the US market and some people will consider it controversial and outrageous and offensive because it's about a gay couple; the Americans are puritans, so may have an issue. Personally, I find stupidity of the average dumb Hollywood 'comedy' infinitely more offensive!
The laughs mainly come from the fast pace, the bright script and the final twist.; but for me tha biggest laughs come from all the scams! It's a bit like a gay, 21st century Paper Moon.
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- I Love You Phillip Morris review by Pete W
I've come to the conclusion that I must be allergic to Jim Carrey as I don't find him either funny or a good actor. In fact, Ewan McGregor acts him off the screen in this one and is much more convincing as a gay man. The film would have worked much better as a drama about a con artist - it doesn't need Carrey's constant gurning. Anyone expecting a laugh a minute comedy, as advertised in the blurb, is going to be disappointed.
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- I Love You Phillip Morris review by PM
Maybe I have a short attention span but after 15 minutes I gave up.
"Outrageously Funny" "Hilarious" Whoever wrote that must have been smoking some very odd cigarettes. The descriptive word which leaps to my mind is puerile.
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