I disagree with the critique of a lack of chemistry between the two leads. It was there, it was just overshadowed as is often the case with Carrey's insistence in over acting the comedy. I mean arm waving and exaggereated faces isn't always the best method to bring a gag into the world. A quirky film, great sound track and some really touching moments but a one way ticket was enough.
I know 2009 were different times, but I just hope Hollywood stops casting straight actors to play gay roles... I honestly didn't feel the chemistry, even though Carrey and McGregor are great actors. That being said, it was a really fun film. "My word is my mthfckng bond" is officially on my favorite movie quotes list.
It's a simulacrum of the movie it thinks it is. It's everyone's idea of what it would be like if they were a gay con-man, or the lover of a gay con-man, or the director of a movie about gay con-men. And sadly, despite everyone's total commitment, no-one is able to quite convince that they have any idea of what that would be like.
Fascinating story, poor film. Trying to appeal to too wide an audience with big names - not that Carrey and McGregor aren't good, but their relationship is never believable (which I feel is a fairly central part of the plot...) - and it's just too glossy. It's enjoyable enough, but definitely oversimplified, and I can only hope that someone else tackles this amazing story in a much better way.
"You just let me worry about the money honey". Totally out of their minds. Steven Russell was never violent and was always driven by love. I like that this film brings out the folly and shows what a mockery Russell made of US police and prison security. There is probably a dark version of this film showing the pain these guys suffered & severe prison punishment for insulting the "intelligence" of the state. G W Bush.
It was interesting, I'll give it that. A comedic biopic that I found myself laughing at only once or twice though. I also found the forced molding of Russell's life into a typical story structure made me question the accuracy of everything at the end.
Dude this movie was freaking awesome. I'm disappointed I hesitated to see this flick because it went far beyond likeable I love it! Hilarious clever fresh and interesting. I found myself on the edge of my seat just waiting to see what would happen next.