Monday, November 29, 2010

I Love You Phillip Morris hits theaters Friday.

"I Love You Phillip Morris" finally gets it's U.S. release this Friday and I cannot wait for the reaction or to see the movie. It premiered at Sundance in 2009 and had an international release in April 2010. The expected limited U.S. release earlier this year was "delayed indefinitely" with reports being that there were concerns about how to market a film with two big name stars and "graphic sex" of the gay kind (hmm this all seems familiar somehow). You can see this uneasiness yourself by doing a Google search for the trailer. There are several and they seem to each be trying to find the right balance of Jim Carrey's manic style of comedy and the gay storyline. The trailer I am posting is my favorite and try as I might I could not find it anywhere without the French subtitles (??). I am really anticipating how this movie will be received and if it will have a mainstream reaction. I don't expect it to cause the protracted debate that occurred over "Brokeback Mountain" because American audiences seeing gay themed movies in wide release (rather than art house fare) find it more palpable if they can laugh about it. I won't get on my soapbox about that right now; so enjoy the trailer.