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.