The Miami Film Society presents I Love You Phillip Morris

Regal South Beach. Dec 21, 2010. 8:00 p.m.

altThe Miami Film Society is pleased to present a special sneak preview screening of I Love You Phillip Morris on December 21, 2010 at 8:00 p.m. at the Regal South Beach.

Filmed in Miami, I Love You Phillip Morris, starring Jim Carrey, Ewan McGregor, Leslie Mann and Rodrigo Santoro is the improbable but true story of a spectacularly charismatic con man’s journey from small-town businessman to flamboyant white-collar criminal. Based on a the life of Steven Jay Russell (Carrey) 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.

The story begins with Russell (Jim Carrey), apparently on his deathbed, recalling the events of his life. He begins with his early adult years in Virginia Beach as a happily married police officer. He plays the organ at church, has enthusiastic sex with his wife (Leslie Mann) and spends his off hours searching for his biological mother, who gave him up as a child.

After a violent car crash, Russell leaves his family and previous life behind, and goes out into the world as his true self, which is as a gay man. He moves to Miami, finds a boyfriend (Rodrigo Santoro) and begins living a very expensive lifestyle. The need for money causes him to turn to a life as a conman. When his con work finally starts to catch up with him, Russell is sent to prison, where he sees and immediately falls in love with Phillip Morris (Ewan McGregor).
From there on, the narrative becomes a story of a forlorn lover who cannot bear to be separated from his soul-mate. Russell will go to any lengths to be with Phillip.

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