Smooth Operator: Con guy Steven Russell has broken away from jail four times — all, apparently, for love of a man that is good. His tale is retold when you look at the intimate comedy we prefer You Phillip Morris. Pat Dowell for NPR hide caption
I favor You Phillip Morris starts with this Hollywood that is familiar promise the display screen: “This really happened.”
Then it adds, as though no body will believe: “It actually did.”
In fact there was a Phillip Morris. There is certainly a Steven Russell whom really loves him, a guy who really did go out of Texas jails and prisons four times with no tool or a hostage. And all sorts of for love.
It had been the love story that inspired Glenn Ficarra and John Requa, the screenwriting lovers whom gave the whole world Bad Santa, to compose and direct a movie about Russell.