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I Love You Phillip Morris Gets Release Date


Finally! Reports have it that Roadside Attractions and Liddell Entertainment have the rights to I Love You Phillip Morris starring Jim Carrey and Ewan McGregor. Roadside Attractions has set a December 3 release date. For a long while it was thought that this film was never going to see the light of day which is disappointing because Carrey himself said that reading the script for this was like reading Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, he just had to do it. And now we will get to see the fruits of his labor.

(via: Deadline)

Comments

I hope this is good, and not a disappointment.
Simon/Ripley said…
Bought time. I've been waiting months for the studio to get off its ass.
Cgonzalez said…
I saw the trailer and this looks great. Wouldn't it be funny if it racked up Oscar nods after being shelved so long? I'm waiting for "Love and Other Impossible Pursuits." That still doesn't have a release date!
CMrok93 said…
I cannot wait for this to get the exposure it truthfully does. Some will probably be taken back by Carrey being gay, but it is one of his overall best performances of all-time.
Fitz said…
@CMrok

I figure if people are going to see this film they should expect to see something that might be an affront to them. If you are still offended by gay people now you really are just being a prick.

@C Gonzalez

I doubt this will garner any awards, or nominations for that matter (maybe a Golden Globe for Carrey), so don't get your hopes too high.

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