21 March 2010
I Love You I Love You Phillip Morris!
Nine months I've been waiting for this baby! Okay that's the opening to a whole other post by a whole other person (and probably whole other sex too)... But seriously, I naively believed that an independent film that stars Jim Carrey (big name but he does the odd independent such as Yes Man) and co-stars hometown hero Ewan McGregor (whose films are sometimes introduced by his mum if he has scheduling conflicts) would definitely be part of last year's EIFF. Nope. But it would be out soon after that though, it's going to be a big film! How wrong I was. Most of Europe got a release date by conservative Britain still did not have an announced distributor. Finally, at very short notice, I Love You Phillip Morris has a release date which has now arrived and the title says it all! I love you I Love You Phillip Morris! In case you have no idea what this film is about, basically Jim Carrey is gay and goes to gaol (or jail as it is set in Texas) and falls in love with his one true love, Ewan McGregor. It's funny, has a great plot, based on a real story, good acting and is very fresh. So why has it taken so long to be released and why are the US only getting it for the start of May on a very limited release? Could it have anything to do with Ewan and Jim making out with each other, plus a couple of gay sex scenes (one that is relatively graphic)? Nah, that can't be the reason for Liberal America... I'm actually a little surprised there hasn't been a mini-whinge about it here by the usual suspects. Oh well, I don't care because I've seen it and it's fabulous and you should do the same darlings...!