Summary: Not funny, not original. Jim Carrey plays the same character he played twenty years ago in Pet Detective, and it doesn't work anymore. His character is so over the top, it's like a cartoon character who gets run over multiple times and emerges without a scratch. Sad to see that certain actors do not evolve when they get older... In short, unbearable to watch.
Summary: I'm usually a fan of his more "serious" role, but Jim Carrey is not aging well. Although this film is his all the way -- everyone else in it is forgettable -- his character veers between winsome, mistreated loser and pathological, lying con man, neither one generating much empathy. The result is a story that feels like it would've made a better magazine article than a movie.
Excerpt: The movie was based on a true story and was made into a seri-comic film with the comedy being tailor made for Carrey. Not sure how much of this story was changed for "dramatic prposes", but it was just okay. A few surprises and twists in the movie, if you are not sure what you are getting into I'd recommend a rental first. The PQ was just okay as I have seen better in recently made filmsAodio was okay. Scant on the special features though.
Excerpt: When a serious car accident shakes him out of the complacency of his "normal" life, Steven Russell steps out of the closet and into a brand new life of lavishness and good-natured con-artistry. During one of his inevitable stints in prison, Russell befriends and falls in love with Phillip Morris, a naive younger inmate with whom he wishes to share the rest of his life.
Excerpt: this movie is really good and hilarious but i guess after reading other members reviews, i am assume the movie isn't for everyone. The transfer for this movie is excellent the video is very sharp and filled with details, the colors are sort of light but you can tell that was the directors intention for the film during those scenes. the audio is very good for a comedy, theres not many loud moments or anything but the audio is as good as it should be.
Excerpt: I gave this a rent from Netflix after reading an article about the man this movie was made about in Rolling Stone. The movie was okay, it's not something I'm going to go out and buy. I was also kind of let down by the PQ, it doesn't live up to most other new releases. The AQ was fairly decent. Give this one a rent at best.
Excerpt: I rented this without having a club of what it was about. I am a Ewan McGregor fan, and all I have to say is that I was let down to see Obi-Wan kiss another dude. It did turn out to be an interesting movie and is so crazy that its true. Jim Carrey did an amazing job acting.
Excerpt: Jim carrey is een goeie acteur.. Maar of die ook een homo kan spelen.. Nee.. Ik vind hem niet goed genoeg. Jim carrey past niet in deze film.. Jim carrey hoort in "almighty" (ook wel komedie) thuis. Verder.. Als je homoseksueel bent een aardige film..