Parents' Guide to

I Love You Phillip Morris

By S. Jhoanna Robledo, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 17+

Wacky but mature comedy examines a love with no limits.

Movie R 2010 98 minutes
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A Lot or a Little?

What you will—and won't—find in this movie.

Community Reviews

age 15+

Based on 2 parent reviews

age 13+


I think this will give your kids the expression of the gay community

This title has:

Great role models
Too much sex
Too much consumerism
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking
age 17+

Funny, but racy

Pretty funny, based on a true story, but it's for mature audiences only. This is basically Catch Me If You Can but about a gay con man. I think it's strange that people have a problem with the fact that he's gay or the sex scenes, which mostly aren't bad at all, but don't seem to have a problem that he is also a liar and a compulsive thief.

This title has:

Too much violence
Too much sex
Too much swearing
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (2):
Kids say (4):

Loopy, frenetic, sometimes annoying, but impressively inventive, this film should be re-titled What I Did for Love -- because that's exactly what it's about. The movie showcases Carrey at his zany best (minus the excessive facial tics). Here he's loose and kinetic, springing between plot points like a man with nothing to lose and all to gain, which is apropos considering the material. You can't take your eyes off him, even with the charming -- though underdeveloped, character-wise -- McGregor by his side.

Nevertheless, it would be better if the story wasn't quite so slack and untethered; with a tighter script and more delineated arc, I Love You Phillip Morris would be so much easier to love. As it is, it's an entertaining, albeit aimless, diversion.

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