I Love You, Philip Morris
Genre: Comedy/Drama
Directors: Glenn Ficarra, John Requa
Stars: Jim Carrey, Ewan McGregor
***1/2

 

Jim Carrey’s performance in Glenn Ficarra and John Requa’s fact-based (and unfortunately long-shelved) comedy suggests Liar, Liar overlaid with melancholy: playing a pathological liar whose endless scheming alienates the love of his life (Ewan McGregor), the former Ace Ventura comes up with the most complex performance of his career. The film is uneven, but enough of the gags work — including an audacious final twist that has to be seen to be believed.