As the proud owner of four (and counting) gay boyfriends, I’ve got no predispositions against the idea of watching I Love You Phillip Morris. However, this movie’s been on the promotional circuit for well over two years. And quite frankly, I’m getting really tired of seeing new marketing material — all of which must be plastered with Jim Carrey’s Oscarbaiting smug mug — every time the movie loses another distributor and has to shuffle its game plan.
It suffices to say that the producers have experienced a lot of trouble releasing this film, which (amazingly) has nothing to do with the film’s subject matter but probably more to do with Carrey’s fading box office appeal. The latest, new-and-improved release date has been placed at Dec. 3, and if this one doesn’t work out, this puppy needs to head to the DVD/Blu-Ray shelves post haste. After all, I’m not terribly excited about witnessing the spectacle of Jim Carrey putting on his “serious actor” cap and attempting to convince us that he can play “gay.” Because he’s wearing tacking clothing, you see. And walking some small dogs. And his sunglasses are perched at such a jaunty angle.
As for Ewan McGregor, well, he just doesn’t make himself as convenient target as Carrey does. Besides, I’m still in mourning over the loss of the mole. R.I.P.