The star here is Ewan McGregor, not Jim Carrey, and the movie gets an extra point just for his acting. Apart from that, it's has nothing outstanding, it is not a bad movie: it is nice, with nice moments..but that's is just it: it is a "nice"movie.
Like "Catch Me If You Can" but if that movie had a lot more blow job jokes, which frankly, it was lacking. Still, this is a much more relatable film than Catch Me because the motivations are more legitimate instead of just "I'm a sad teenager with no money" and that makes me actually sympathize with the people involved. It also reminds me of the blowjob sketch from Mr. Show, which is always good.
A very atypical film in many ways: Jim Carrey and Ewan McGregor are perfectly cast but in the oddest manner and the entire premise is silly until you realize it's actually happened. Actually a rather intriguing story and definitely a refreshing production of a biopic (which, while cherished, can be formulaic).
One of those hidden little gems that sometimes just lies between the main stream and the independant and gets lost. Carrey and McGregor have such a natural chemistry that one completely buys into the relationship. Would seem far fetched if it wasn't mostly true. North American distributors again showed their inherent homophobia in not giving this a proper release. Mismarketing killed the limited release it did have.