This movie stars Jim Carey as Steven Russell, a cop living in Georgia, who after a life-changing event realizes he’s gay and begins to live his life that way. He is a married man with a child, so instead of telling his wife, he moves them to Texas and begins to live on the D.L., but not for long.
He goes from a law-abiding citizen to a con man which eventually lands him in jail where he meets the love of his life, Phillip Morris, played by Ewan McGregor.
Although he’s a con man, I found myself rooting for them the entire movie because their love for each other was so genuine. I mean he broke out of jail multiple times just to be with his love.
When I researched the real Steven Russell, I read that he has an IQ of 163, which if you see or already saw the movie, it’s believable. This man escaped from prison so many times, he’s been giving the knick name of Houdini and King Con.
I won’t spoil the movie for those who haven’t seen it, but I will say the last time he got caught he was given a 144 year sentence and his time wouldn’t be fully served until July 12, 2140, according to Wikipedia. So you can pretty much say he’s in jail for life. He is currently 53 years old.
The movie, although it’s based on a real person, is hilarious and one of the boldest roles I’ve ever seen Jim Carey play. I give him two thumbs way up!!!
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