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The Jim Carrey and Ewan McGregor gay love story slash prison break film I Love You, Phillip Morris just can’t catch a break in the US. Or, it hasn’t been able to catch a break in the past year since being picked up well after Sundance by Consolidated Pictures Group. Now a judge in California has issued a preliminary injunction to prevent Consolidated from releasing the film. In reality, this may be the first break the film has had, because Consolidated doesn’t seem able to release the film as planned. Read More »
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UPDATE: I’m told by the film’s PR firm that the opening date is now March 26, and that “slight changes” have been made. No more specifics yet on the cuts. Original article follows.
It’s been quite a few months since we last saw any promo material for the Jim Carrey/Ewan McGregor comedy/love story I Love You, Phillip Morris. In July of last year there was an international trailer, which did a great job of showing off the film’s evident blend of comedy, con games and love between the two leads, who meet in prison.
Now there’s a domestic trailer from Consolidated Pictures Group, the company that finally bought the film and will release it on February 10. While this trailer makes no attempt to hide the gay love story at the movie’s core, it goes a lot more heavy on the cons and comedy. Check it out below. Read More »