Stranger than fiction is life as could never be truer said than when we get this film about a gay con man. It is probably not too deep a film, but there is something charming to behold Ewan McGregor melting in Jim Carrey's arms and it is at least an image impossible to wipe off your memory bank as if they really look like a gay match made in heaven. Sadly, the film never got away with the final twist though.
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.