The movie begins with Steven Russell (Jim Carrey) apparently on his deathbed. His story to that point is related via flashbacks, with Steven providing a tongue-in-cheek voiceover narrative. He spends his early adult life assimilating into suburbia, playing the role of the perfect husband to Debbie (Leslie Mann) and pursuing a career as a small-town cop. A car accident forces Steven to re-assess his life, and he elects to make changes. He admits to being gay, leaves Debbie and moves in with his new boyfriend, Jimmy (Rodrigo Santoro), and starts spending huge amounts of money to fund the gay lifestyle. Since Steven doesn't have the money, he chooses to obtain it in the most expedient form possible: by becoming a con man. Eventually, this lifestyle catches up to him and he ends up in jail. There, he meets Phillip Morris (Ewan McGregor), who becomes the love of his life. Once out of prison, however, Steven can't resist the allure of his old ways, but this time his schemes become more audacious... and lucrative.
Jim Carrey, Ewan McGregor, Leslie Mann