Offbeat comedy which delights in snickering at the playable bureaucracy of institutionalisation. McGregor wins us over as the benign innocent while Carrey's manic divisive romantic proceeds to inflict his self-destruction upon those in his orbit, but with true love always at the heart of his best intentions.
As much about the things people will do for love as it is about someone who seems unable to stop living a life that requires theft, lies, and fraud, I Love You Phillip Morris is an entertainingly light treatment of material that could have easily been dark and painful. You may think it's the wrong approach, but I happen to think it works perfectly.
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.