Over the years, Miami has served as the backdrop for hundreds of Hollywood movies. In Celluloid City, we spotlight some of the classics shot right in our own backyard.
Secondly, it has two big name actors playing homos. Love it! Third of all, it was filmed largely in Miami.
InI Love You Phillip Morris
, Jim Carrey plays a closeted Texas cop who is married toLeslie Mann
,The 40-Year-Old Virgin
). Mann is that blonde hottie that runs with the Judd Apatow crew. She also worked with Carrey inThe Cable Guy
. We don't think Hollywood uses her nearly enough.
After suffering a traumatic experience, Carrey realizes he can no longer live a lie, comes out of the closet, and leaves his wife (Leslie--call us!). He meets Ewan McGregor, who plays the titular Phillip, and is instantly smitten. The two live a life of cons and grifts, complete with stints in jail and jailbreaks. Even better than this seemingly convoluted plot? It's all based on a true story.
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What better place than Miami to serve as the location for a movie about two men in love? I Love You Phillip Morris
filmed in Miami Beach, shooting interiors at the Victor Hotel and 1532
Washington Avenue, as well as exteriors on 13th and Ocean. The A-1
parking lot in Overtown makes an appearance in the film as do several
spots in Little Haiti, including Moray's Jewelers and Neighbor's Food
Market and Deli.