Hard to believe that this is based on a true story. Must have been one of the great escape artists. Funny moments, happy moments and strange moments.
Jim Carey's sinking to new depths, inaccurately described and rated. Switched it off after 15 mins.
The plot is almost impossible to believe but based on true events ‘I love you Phillip Morris’ an entertaining movie. Carey is terrific as the prison escapee, full of energy as you expect from him but its Ewan McGregor who takes out the acting honours. I’m not a big fan of McGregor but in this film he’s excellent. Its well directed and a good script… just don’t expect a top of the range movie and you will enjoy it.
Top actors miscast, with Carey playing the role as a comedy and making a mockery of what coul have been a touching story.
Funny & clever.I reckon Ewan & Jim would have had great fun making this. Light weight entertainment but that is all it is trying to be.
Top actors acting very well. Story was disturbing but with humour.Carrey was wonderful. Not for the homophobic.
This was the most fabulous movie and so different. Carrey and McGregor work so well together to make this story so believable. And to think it is a true story too! It's a great blending of comedy and drama - yes it is a comedy drama unlike many that called that and aren't. It was so good I watched it twice!
Not a bad movie, but it didn't entirely work. I think Carrey and McGregor were miscast. The movie has the feel of a small independent movie and having two major stars was a distraction.
An unusual (and uneven) black comedy that doesn't entirely. work. Carrey is a standout however and the on-screen romance is surprisingly believable and actually one of the stronger parts of the film. Worth a watch if only to see Carrey stretch himself from some of his more frequent light-weight comedy roles.
Considering I am not a fan of Jim Carrey, I found it to be better than frist thought. Was corney and lame but in a funny way.... Not a movie I would rush out to watch again. More than I expected though!
Very surprised to see Jim Carrey out of his usual comfort zone playing a gay man. Not a comedy but very intriguing nevertheless.
BORING!! ....watched it for about half an hour then realised i was thinking about other things, so turned it off & sent it back
Gay confidence trickster does it all for love. Based on a true story this film is notable for tour de force performance of Carrey as the bold shyster. 3.5 stars
Great movie and to think it really happened makes it so much better. Jim Carrey is excellent in it and so good to see him in something different.
I really enjoyed, was funny enough. Both main actors were great in their roles. Certainly one of the best films Carrey has played the last five years and definitely better than Yes Man.
A manic performance from Jim Carey, a sweet and touching one from Ewan McGregor as two very different gay guys in love - sort of - in a way. But it is a bit one damn thing after another & by the end you might be asking, 'What was that all about - really?'
One of the best movies Jim Carrey has ever made. I even liked Ewen McGregor which was a first. Great story and even more amazing to think it really happened.
really not what you expect, sort of funny at times but only because Jim Carey cant help himself with being Jim Carey. But it sort of got worse and ridiculous, really amazing thing is it was based on a true story although i wonder how close to the truth it was.
I had no clue what to expect of this movie - I really enjoyed it - thought the way the story was told was interesting and held my interest. If you are homophobic perhaps not a movie for you because some of the images are pretty full on. Different role for Jim Carrey and I thought he did it well. Worth a view.
I'm feeling slightly besmirched now.
Not was I was expecting. Thought it would be really funny, but not really that many amusing moments for me. Was a bit bored.
I didn't realise it was a gay movie and felt uncomfortable watching guys getting it off together, with my partner sitting right next to me, even though I thought it was funny, he didn't.
I tend to hang in there with gay-themed movies but this one left me reaching for the fast-forward button. Okay, I've never liked Jim Carrey but I thought that Ewam McG would carry the story. Unfortunately not. Lots of gay in-jokes but a light-weight narrative that I felt just didn't hang together. The image of gay men takes a few more regressive steps.
This is the worst comedy I have seen Jim Carrey in, and borders on being the worst comedy I have ever seen. Ewan McGregor's career must be nearing its end to appear in such a travesty of a movie. What was he thinking?
I really enjoyed this movie, it's less comical Jim Carey but a role he fits into very well. an emotion roller-coaster as I laughed, cried and at parts were strangely puzzled. A true story I will watch again MORE OF A ALTERNATIVE LOVE STORY then comedy. being said some parts dragged.. great acting by Ewan McGregor!
Your either come away touched or bored and confused.
must watch to the end to understand!
could not "get into" this movie. found it too bizarre. not my type of comedy.
We liked it. It is quite an unusual story, though it is based on a true events.
Some parts were funny, some parts were sad, it did get a bit silly towards the end and it was hard to determine what really did happen and what was created for the film.
I like both Carrey and McGregor but together they seemed a bit awkward and not convincing.
Still it was better than i thought it would be.
What a shocker. Nothing to do with the gayness, this was just a bad movie.
Was quite impressed with this one. Its rather interesting that the main reason people don't seem to like this is because the characters happen to be homosexual. I thought we were past that childishness by now.
strange long drawn out movie
dont bother. turned it off half way through.
hard movie to watch.quite confronting
If you like Jim Carey and expect comedy all the time, maybe this is not for you.
If you have a handle on what he likes to do, where he shakes it up a little and
does something different with a little bit of intelligent humour and take a look at
yourself before you judge others atitude, almost bordering on Tom Hanks's
Philedelphia, you will like this. Loved Ewan McGregor in this as well.
The acting was ok but the initial description of the dvd was misleading -
This Movie was very misleading in its description. could not finish watching it. It was a gay sex movie basically, and i had teenage girls watching with me. Not acceptable.
mmm... not sure about this one. Couldn't say I liked it but I didn't dislike it - would I recommend it on your must see list that would be NO
omg if i know it was like that i would never got it
Great film, very funny if you are open minded.
How Stupid are some people???
Don't rent a gay love story if you are going to complain about gay content. Not for a family to watch?! wow someone things trhey are sherlock holmes
I really enjoyed this film and the acting was really good. Based on a true story it is incredible what this man managed to do to make money and to be with his lover. Easily as good as Brokeback Mountain.
This was a REAL time waster - full on sex & foul language. Pretty stupid & not family entertainment.
Do not watch this movie with parents or siblings. If you do, it will make for some awkward family moments. It is also not as funny as you would think given the subject matter.
Average to OK. Don't think Jim Carey was the man for the job, two much like Jerry Lewis.
the worst jim carey movie ever !
Great story, well acted. Loved this movie.
The chemistry between Ewan McGregor and Jim Carrey was believable and only Jim carry could pull off the role of a conman. The atmosphere of the film was light and airy, giving an almost fairytale feel to what could have been a depressing jail-love. The directors did a well done job of creating a unique feel to the film.
If you're a mad jim carey fan, don't hire this one...........it will totally destroy your admiration for him.
Not a bad movie. Shocked to see Jim do the Gay man, and kiss several times.
Great movie, very funny and all the more incredible it was based on fact. Jim Carrey on top form and Ewan McGregor was excellent in his role.
Thought this would be a good laugh.....it wasn't. Not the norm role for McGregor and Carrey. Turned it off after a max of 30mins
Was disapointed by this movie, had heard good things but just found it a bit bland. Interesting story but didn't keep my interest. Disapointed by the previous homophobic reviews as the scenes in the movie were not that outrageous or uncommon and can quite easily be found in numerous other movies, just between heterosexual couples.
Ummm.. yeah.... umm... there are better movies around (and less disturbing) but was 'different'
This was one of the most boring so called comedy I have ever tried to watch. It tried too hard to be funny and I gave up after 15 minutes.
Didn't mind this movie....At times heartwarming, funny, romantic and a bit of a tear jerker too. Actually really liked it.
Got about 5 minutes into it and couldn't watch any more. The sex scenes were just too much. Horrible film.
Great movie, hard to believe at times that it was based on a true story but life can be like that. An unusual, but touching, love story, no doubt it will be hated by those who think love can only exist between a man and a woman and judging by members reviews I can see that most think that. Why anyone would think that a MA classification was for family viewing escapes me. Read the critique before you rent and you will save your angst. A movie for adults not grown children. Enjoy it, it really is entertaining.
The obsessive character Carey plays is an interesting portral... there are moments of true tenderness... overall tho pretty sloppy scripting... pity
aLmost bland for a hugely controversail movie
I didnt watch the whole movie . It was only funny for the first 15 mins.
I don't like Jim Carrey, but this was a good movie. I think it helped that its based on a true story so he couldn't carry on like a tool as he does in all his other movies.
I wrote recently regarding movies that depict true life stories. This is another perfect example of why biographies make such good movies. They are credible and show that life is anything but pedestrian. Bring us more facts than fancy
Really enjoyed this. Great to see Jim Carey without the lunatic overacting (although comes through a couple of times). Based on a true story makes for interesting entertainment.
To be honest, I didn't finish this movie. I thought it would be more entertaining than it was, and I lost interest fairly early on. I cannot even explain why I didn't enjoy it, except to say that it seemed to be trying too hard to be funny or to be clever. I know it was based on a true story and therefore there is only so much "poetic licence" one can take with creating the story, but it just didn't really do it for me. I am generally very open-minded with the movies I watch but I couldn't even bring myself to watch this one all the way through. Tis a pity, as I feel it could have been so much more.
Really funny and a great story.
Way too gay and just down right wierd. Don't waste your time.
I can't believe something like this actually did happen. I couldn't stand Jim Carey's character sometimes it was a bit full on. Some funny ones and some tender moments too.
very bad 2 guys have sex most of the time(atleast for the fisrt 20mins)
A different type of movie for the actors involved - amazing to think it was based on a real story - enjoyed it.
I have never considered myself a prude, so having said that, I feel the sex scenes here would go too far for the likes of my parents who know miss out on an otherwise funny and surprisingly real events.
Kim carrey is a great actor but we turned this movie off after one hour, to much man on man contact, it was a little in your face, not a family film
Certainly not for children or the close-minded. Well acted. Wouldn't watch it a second time but it was worth seeing.
worst MOVIE JIM Carey has ever done!!! Its like a gay porno too full on for me!!
A BIT WEIRED FOR JIM BUT HE PULLED IT OFF. LOVED IT.
I thought this film was hilarious. Talk about compulsive lol.
Believe the rating - it has content that is NOT for children. Interesting, quirky and funny with Carrey his usual clever humorous self, and it is nice to see McGregor in a different role.
I wondered why this film went straight to DVD and didn't get a cinema release in Australia, but now that I have watched it, it's not that difficult to see why. While Jim Carrey and Ewan McGregor do fine jobs of their characters, I can see that the story wouldn't have had broad appeal. I thought it was okay, but Jim has done a lot better.
An unbelievable true story about a con man. 9/10
Stay away from this if you're a homophobe.
A very funny black comedy. However, be warned this is not 'classic' Jim Carey it is more along the lines of his performance in Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind. It is not a movie to watch with your parents unless they are very open minded and it most certainly not one for the kiddies, hence the MA rating.
JIM CAREY, MUST HAVE BIN DESPERATE HERE....
I loved this film. At it's heart a very nice love story and just an unbelievable plot - to think all this actually happened. Jim Carrey has his moments where he perhaps over does things, but it seems to fit because the character he plays would not have suited your "run-of-the-mill" actor.
Did not like this one i did not finish it because i could not get into it.
Steven Russell is happily married to Debbie, and a member of the local police force when a car accident provokes a dramatic reassessment of his life. Enjoyable
Find it hard to believe it was a true story, no one can be that unlikeable. Not a big lover of Jim Carrey in the best of his movies this confirmes it. Possibly the worst movie I have seen in a long time. Don't waste your time especially if you have children about.
Hard to believe this waas based on a true story!
I don't approve of this movie...
Disgusting. It's obvious that Jim Carrey needs money and stay in the loop but not to this level Jim!
I found that you couldn't stop watching this film, even though it was a bit weird. It was more what will he do next. Based on a true story.
My kids and I love Jim Carey but we turned it off part way through! It may have been a good film but was not appropriate to watch with 2 young children at all!
Almost impossible to believe "true" story about a gay con-man who is still in prison and unlikely to get out. Carrey is amazingly good and McGregor is excellent also. I enjoyed a lot of this movie but found that it was uneven and some of the scams were a bit difficvult to grasp. Worth watching though. Shame it did not get a commercial release-it's miles better than a lot of movies that do. 3.5 stars.
Entertaining and well acted by Ewan McGregor, if your a Ewan McGregor fan this one affirms that, enjoy
mmmm I'm not sure about this one...I wouldn't bother, it's a waste of time
Weird little film, but entertaining. Often funny and touching.
Quirky, fun film. Watch it
Most enjoyable movie - never a dull moment
I found this film both hilarious and touching. The fact that it was based on a true story made it all the more engaging. The love story was touching and quite well acted. I would recommend it. Best film i've seen recently.
It made me squirm, but thoroughly enjoyed it.
A rather boring love story. It was difficult to get into the movie as the main character was unlikeable. The only thing that kept me watching was the fact that it is based on a true story.
annoying. What genre was this? unfunnily black, confused cross of the informant and catch me if you can. Jim carrey really irrits me, Ewan mcgregor, why did you do it?
ewan mcgregor goes from weilding his light saber in star wars 1-3,too weilding jim carrey's ding dong in this flick,bit of a contrast ay! besides that this is a funny movie,but if your a homophobe,then this flick is not for you. 5.5 outta 10