I Love You Phillip Morris script
Synopsis: I Love You Phillip Morris is a 2009 black comedy drama film based on the 1980s and '90s real-life story of con artist, impostor, and multiple prison escapee Steven Jay Russell, as played by Jim Carrey. While incarcerated, Russell falls in love with his fellow inmate, Phillip Morris (Ewan McGregor). After Morris is released from prison, Russell escapes from prison four times to be reunited with Morris. The film was adapted from I Love You Phillip Morris: A True Story of Life, Love, and Prison Breaks by Steve McVicker. The film is the directorial debut of Glenn Ficarra and John Requa. It grossed a little over $20 million worldwide after its limited theatrical release.

STEVEN'S BROTHER

You're adopted.

"I Love You Phillip Morris" Green Pages 5-23-08 3.

YOUNG STEVEN:

Shut up!

He glares at his brother, then turns back to his mother.

Her face says it all.

STEVEN'S MOM

It's true.

WHACK! She SWATS his brother in the head. Steven starts

putting things together.

STEVEN'S MOM (CONT'D)

Your brother overheard your Dad and I

talking and well, we didn't want you to

hear it from anybody but us.

(then)

It's true. You're a special little boy.

You know why? Because we chose you. Not

like your brother here who's natural.

STEVEN'S DAD

Your Mother's right. It's cause we love

you. So we put some money in a brown

paper bag and gave it to your real mom in

the hospital parking lot so you could

come home with us. Okay?

STEVEN'S MOM

It doesn't change a thing honey. We love

you just as much as we love your brother

here...

(best of intentions)

...and he's natural.

STEVEN'S DAD

So son, are you okay?

Steven smiles wide.

YOUNG STEVEN:

Yes Daddy.

As his parents prattle on, Steven's VO comes full.

STEVEN (V.O.)

It hurt a bit, but I decided I wasn't

gonna let it get me down. No way. I was

gonna be the best son- No, the best

person I could be.

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Glenn Ficarra & John Requa

John Requa is a screen writer (with Glenn Ficarra) of Cats & Dogs, Bad Santa and the 2005 remake Bad News Bears. Requa and Ficcara directed Jim Carrey and Ewan McGregor in their screenplay I Love You Phillip Morris. more…

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