10.2 C
New York
Monday, November 23, 2020
Advertisement

I Love You Phillip Morris Blu-ray Review

  • Aspect Ratio: 1.78:1
  • Video Codec: AVC/MPEG-4
  • Resolution: 1080p/24
  • Audio Codec: English DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1
  • Subtitles: English, English SDH, Spanish
  • Region: A
  • Rating: R
  • Discs: 1
  • Studio: Lionsgate
  • Blu-ray Release Date: April 5, 2011
  • List Price: $39.99

[amazon-product align=”right”]B002ZG980A[/amazon-product]

BestBuy.com:
I Love You Phillip Morris - Widescreen Subtitle AC3 Dolby

Purchase I Love You Phillip Morris on Blu-ray at CD Universe

Shop for more Blu-ray titles at Amazon.com

Overall
[Rating:3/5]
The Film
[Rating:2.5/5]

Video Quality
[Rating:4/5]

Audio Quality
[Rating:4/5]

Supplemental Materials
[Rating:2.5/5]

Click thumbnails for high-resolution 1920X1080p screen captures

(Screen captures are lightly compressed with lossy JPEG  thus are meant as a general representation of the content and do not fully reveal the capabilities of the Blu-ray format)

The Film

[Rating:2.5/5]

Sometimes truth truly is stranger than fiction, and the evidence is clear by this typically zany film from Drew Carrey and company. I Love You Phillip Morris is based on the true story, but for certain filmmakers took lots of comedic license in telling this unlikely tale.

Steven Russell (Jim Carrey) is a happily married policeman living a quiet life until a near fatal car accident leads to a reassessment of his life, and his determination to come out to his wife that he is a homosexual. Soon, he is down in Miami with a new boyfriend, living the flamboyant lifestyle he always dreamed of by any means necessary. Those “means” happen to be becoming a conman, which gets him thrown into prison, where he meets the soft spoken, and very gay, Phillip Morris (Ewan McGregor). The two fall in love and Steven is determined to get out of prison and get Phillip out as well. He succeeds, but soon he’s up to his old ways, which gets them both thrown back into prison and Steven must come up with the biggest scam of his life to break out – yet again.

The zany, offbeat film has its moments filled with laughs, but it’s all too tongue-in-cheek, with a “wink, wink,” and a “hey, look at how silly we two look being so flamboyantly gay” at the audience, which is very off-putting and tiresome after awhile.

Video Quality

[Rating:4/5]

While the image certainly looks bright with vivid primary colors and sharp detail, the AVC/MPEG-4 encodement of I Love You Phillip Morris is just a bit inconsistent. The grain structure jumps a bit in certain spots, imparting a gritty texture to the film, while other times it looks clean and crystal clear.

Audio Quality

[Rating:4/5]

There’s nothing particularly special about the DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 soundtrack offered up on this release. It provides the clean dialogue and low-level ambience in the surrounds that one would expect, but not very much beyond that.

Supplemental Materials

[Rating:2.5/5]

The weight of the supplements on I Love You Phillip Morris is in the numerous theatrical and internet trailers, which don’t offer much replay value. There’s also the obligatory audio commentary and making of featurette.

The supplements provided with this release are:

  • Commentary with writers/directors Jon Requa and Glenn Ficcarra, producers Andrew Lazar and Far Shariat, chief lighting technician Max Pomerleau, and director of photography Xavier Perez Grobet
  • The Making of I love You Phillip Morris (1.78:1; 1080i/60; 0:11.52)
  • Deleted Scenes (1.33:1; 480i/60)
  • Red Band Internet Trailer (1.78:1; 1080p/24)
  • Green Band Theatrical Trailer (1.78:1; 1080p/24)
  • Red Band Theatrical Trailer (1.78:1; 1080p/24)

The Definitive Word

Overall:

[Rating:3/5]

Jim Carrey doesn’t make as many films as he used to anymore, so when he does come out with movie, one would hope it would be much better than this. I’d have to recommend skipping this one.

Additional Screen Captures

[amazon-product align=”right”]B002ZG980A[/amazon-product]

BestBuy.com:
I Love You Phillip Morris - Widescreen Subtitle AC3 Dolby

Purchase I Love You Phillip Morris on Blu-ray at CD Universe

Shop for more Blu-ray titles at Amazon.com

Overall
[Rating:3/5]
The Film
[Rating:2.5/5]

Video Quality
[Rating:4/5]

Audio Quality
[Rating:4/5]

Supplemental Materials
[Rating:2.5/5]

Join the Discussion on Our Forum

Advertisement

Related Articles

2067 (Blu-ray Review)

With the world deforested and people dying from a deadly disease caused by synthetic oxygen, a quiet tunnel worker receives a message from the future and must save humanity in this uneven but watchable dystopian Aussie indie sci-fi thriller.

The Irishman (Criterion Collection) (Blu-ray Review)

Martin Scorsese's Academy Award-nominated (Best Director) late career crime world epic gets the Criterion Collection treatment it deserves.

Ghost Dog: The Way of the Samurai (Criterion Collection) (Blu-ray Review)

Criterion gives us a brilliant new 4K restoration on Blu-ray of Jim Jarmusch's 1999's indie classic about a loner assassin who follows the way of the samurai.

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Stay Connected

299FansLike
0FollowersFollow
0FollowersFollow
- Advertisement -

Notice of Compliance with FEDERAL TRADE COMMISSION 16 CFR Part 255

In accordance with the Federal Trade Commission 16 CFR part 255 guidelines, this website hereby states that it receives free discs and other theatrical or home entertainment “screeners” and access to screening links from studios and/or PR firms, and is provided with consumer electronics devices on loan from hardware manufacturers and/or PR firms respectively for the purposes of evaluating the products and its content for editorial reviews. We receive no compensation from these companies for our opinions or for the writing of reviews or editorials.
Permission is sometimes granted to companies to quote our work and editorial reviews free of charge. Our website may contain affiliate marketing links, which means we may get paid commission on sales of those products or the services we write about. Our editorial content is not influenced by advertisers or affiliate partnerships. This disclosure is provided in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR § 255.5: Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.

Latest Articles

2067 (Blu-ray Review)

With the world deforested and people dying from a deadly disease caused by synthetic oxygen, a quiet tunnel worker receives a message from the future and must save humanity in this uneven but watchable dystopian Aussie indie sci-fi thriller.

The Irishman (Criterion Collection) (Blu-ray Review)

Martin Scorsese's Academy Award-nominated (Best Director) late career crime world epic gets the Criterion Collection treatment it deserves.

Ghost Dog: The Way of the Samurai (Criterion Collection) (Blu-ray Review)

Criterion gives us a brilliant new 4K restoration on Blu-ray of Jim Jarmusch's 1999's indie classic about a loner assassin who follows the way of the samurai.

Westworld: Season Three — The New World (4K Ultra HD Blu-ray Review)

The third season of HBO's flagship sci-fi series sends the Hosts into the real world for a somewhat disappointing eight episodes but a magnificent 4K Ultra HD release.

Bowers & Wilkins PX7 Carbon Edition Headphones (Gear Review)

Bowers & Wilkins hit the headphone market with smart-looking wireless headphones that sound as good as they look.
%d bloggers like this: