Jim Carrey stars in this comedic drama as cop-turned-conman who falls madly in love with fellow inmate Phillip Morris, played by Ewan McGregor, and escapes from jail four times to be reunited with him.
Adding to McGregor's frustration were the attempts to downplay the gayness of the film.
“There was quite a lot of talk at Sundance (in 2009) that ‘Well, it’s not a gay movie. It’s a film about guys who happen to be gay.’ And I was thinking, it’s nothing but a gay movie," declared McGregor.
After wowing audiences at last year's Sundance, "Phillip Morris," didn't get a distribution deal until May. At the time it was slated for a Valentine's Day release -- making McGregor's Disney meddling claim dubious. This past November the release was pushed back to March 26.
Carrey can be an exhausting mugger, and McGregor has made a number of dubious choices over the past decade, but the always funny Leslie Mann plays Carrey's ex-wife and the script is from Glenn Ficarra and John Requa, the writing-and-directing team behind "Bad Santa" and the story is, on its face, great. We'll see...