The answer is “no” (as far as we can tell) but, Jim Carrey has always been known to play some outlandish character’s in his day (Fire Marshall Bill, The Cable Guy, Ace Ventura) and now he can add flamboyant homosexual to his long list of production credits.
Jim Carrey plays a gay con man in “I Love You Phillip Morris,” his first bio-pic since he portrayed Andy Kaufman in the underrated “Man in the Moon” (1999) and his most out-there performance since “The Cable Guy” (1996) — two of the biggest flops of his career.
While I can’t imagine the darkly hilarious comedy “Phillip Morris” will do much better — the considerable gay sexual content will challenge Carrey’s fanboy base, not to mention audiences used to his family-friendly fare — it’s a welcome alternative to the homogenized Hollywood releases that proliferate during the holiday season.
“This really happened,” says an opening credit, anticipating incredulity at the unbelievable story that follows. “It really did.”
Carrey gives his best performance since “Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind” (2004) as Steven Russell, a religiously devout Georgia policeman and father of two (Leslie Mann plays his understanding wife) who comes flaming out of the closet after a near-death experience — the first, it turns out, of several.
This cat has always been HILARIOUS so we expect to be at the theater rolling on the floor when this jawn drops in the
next few weeks.