I Love You, Phillip Morris has been sitting on a shelf for three years now, not because it’s a bad movie necessarily, but because no one has dared to distribute it. It’s gone through a couple of distributors’ hands, several release dates have been announced, and new trailers are made, but it never quite makes it to theaters before the distribution company gets cold feet or goes belly up. It seems that a Jim Carrey/Ewan McGregor gay movie is not particularly marketable. But it’s been three years. Look how far we’ve come.
It looks like it’s finally going to arrive on December 3rd, and of the many trailers I’ve seen for Phillip Morris since Sundance 2007, this one actually looks the most compelling. Except for the Jim Carrey sex scene. It’s not that I’m squeamish about gay sex; it’s that I’m squeamish about Jim Carrey engaging in gay sex.