Saturday, September 10, 2011
Writer: John Requa & Glenn Ficarra (screenplay), Steve McVicker (novel)
Director: John Requa & Glenn Ficarra
Starring: Jim Carey, Ewan McGregor
External forces push semi con-man dude out of the closet, where he must become full-on con-man in order to pay for his lifestyle. He continues to get caught and go to prison and escape from prison. During one of his stints in prison he meets a man who may be the love of his life. But he just can't stop conning.
enjoyed. moster thought it was too jim carey schtick, but i couldn't disagree more. i didn't see any fire marshal bill in there. it's crazy that this is a true story. people can be incredibly resourceful. sometimes i feel like when you're that smart, or slick, or whatever you want to call it, you should get some slack, but i guess this guy did rip people off. the wrong kind of people. rich powerful people. this, like another post of an unmentionable movie, was watched ages ago so i really don't remember enough of my initial reaction to make a long post. i would recommend this to anyone...unless you're a homophobe and in that case, then you could go fuck yourself.
Yes, I did think it was too Jim Carey Schtick. I'm probably partially Jevon-prejudiced against Carey, but he played very much in the vicinity of over the top. Just look at his fucking smirk in that poster. It annoys me when straight actors play gay and go that far, because I'm gaydjacent myself. But if he just looked across the fucking prison bunk at Ewan McGregor he'd see how to rein things in just a little.
And here's the best part of the movie: The details of the ending (well, the denouement) were not written in small letters under the studio logo.