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Jim Carrey and Ewan McGregor's Sex Scenes Locked up

I Love You Phillip Morris, the long-postponed gay prison romance which was due for release at the end of March, and then delayed till April, has been incarcerated indefinitely.

Phillipmorris  The L.A. Times reports:

"Now a spokeswoman for the film confirms that the movie has been delayed again and in fact won't be coming out at the end of the month. She adds that there is no release date scheduled at this time. The movie, which comes from 'Bad Santa' writers Glenn Ficarra and John Requa and focuses on a love affair between a con man (Carrey) and his cellmate (Ewan McGregor, playing the titular Phillip Morris), drew mixed reviews on the festival circuit. But it did have its champions, who admired Carrey's willingness to take on difficult (and partly true) subject matter Movies can sit on the shelf without a distributor for years, but it's rare for a title with such high-profile stars and a fair dollop of media attention not to see the light of day."

Was it the graphic sex?

Oh, just release it to DVD and put it out of its misery.

(via movieline)

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  1. no, most likely bc jim carrey and jenny mccarthy ended their relationship this week and jim isnt available for press at the moment

    Posted by: jojo | Apr 9, 2010 10:34:56 AM

  2. This has been out in the UK since late March, when it got generally very good reviews.

    Posted by: Bill Montgomery | Apr 9, 2010 10:37:52 AM

  3. American film releases are geared to tween boys -and anything of any significance has to scratch and claw to get released -and when you factor in anything dealing with an alternative lifestyle- that is like putting a 20 lb weight around its neck.
    It will be shown in a few select major markets on alternate thursdays during the next leap year.

    Posted by: Nick | Apr 9, 2010 10:42:18 AM

  4. This movie has been out in Russia - yes, Russia - since mid-February. I haven't seen it, but it has been in the Top-10 for two weeks, so it wasn't a flop (~100 000 viewers in the first two weeks).


    Posted by: Eugene | Apr 9, 2010 10:54:14 AM

  5. @ Eugene

    It's been out in the UK and on all the buses as an ad too!

    Americans are a very funny-hypocritical!-bunch.

    Posted by: Dan | Apr 9, 2010 11:00:43 AM

  6. It's been out in Belgium for a couple of weeks, too...

    Posted by: Autechre | Apr 9, 2010 11:26:30 AM

  7. I've said it before, I'll say it again. The movie sucks. That's why. It may be interesting and newsworthy to say there's a conspiracy, but it's just a crappy film (no matter how well it does in UK, ummm Nanny McPhee anyone?), that won't find an audience here in the US.

    Posted by: Film Distributor | Apr 9, 2010 11:26:56 AM

  8. So, wait... Crappy films won't find an audience in the US? Does that mean Americans have the best taste in Cinema? By the way, the "movie sucks" doesn't mean anything, just that YOU didn't like it for whatever reasons which you don't seem to be able to voice. And that you think of yourself as the Head of the Taste Police.

    Posted by: Autechre | Apr 9, 2010 11:34:36 AM

  9. America's wildly hypocritical Puritanism and prudery regarding sex (wildly hypocritical because the U.S. *also* supplies the actual pron for the rest of the world) continues to make your country a laughing-stock.

    Posted by: Strepsi | Apr 9, 2010 12:06:24 PM

  10. I don't know, it's playing here in Dublin Ireland right now.

    Posted by: badlydrawnbear | Apr 9, 2010 1:38:19 PM

  11. I want to see this film.

    Is it going to disappear, like the Director's Cut of 54, also for being too gay?

    Both of these films should be released on DVD immediately, if they aren't already. There's a market for them.

    Posted by: Randy | Apr 9, 2010 1:55:32 PM

  12. Look at all the folks around the world who have been watching a "banned" film. Do I love my country? Damn, I need to grab a smart drink and think a little while....

    Posted by: Sid | Apr 9, 2010 2:58:02 PM

  13. The real American porn industry is seen on TV and in movie theaters every night - extreme gratuitous violence. Sanitized gay relationships are banned but a Somali warlord wantonly slaughtering unarmed prisoners is vaunted as high art - yes, I quit watching FlashForward as soon as he started firing his machine gun. Sadly, when President Palin restarts the gladiator fights in "arenas" near you, the lions won't be dining on so-called christians.

    Posted by: Hue-Man | Apr 9, 2010 3:02:48 PM

  14. If it's out in Europe and Russia, I'm sure American audiences will soon be able to find it on torrent sites.

    Studios really only hurt themsevles when they do this because somehow, someway they always make it on the internet when they're shelved.

    Posted by: Ashley | Apr 9, 2010 5:00:20 PM

  15. this is totally shallow, but why is the title character named Phillip Morris? It sounds like a film about tobacco or big business. Even if that's the guy's real name, it should have been changed for the film. Why add an unnecessary double entendre?

    Posted by: casey | Apr 9, 2010 6:30:23 PM

  16. @Casey. Because it's based upon real events and real people, Steven Russell and Phillip Morris.

    Posted by: Drew | Apr 9, 2010 6:38:26 PM

  17. To all the Europeans using this as an opportunity to bash Americans, your supremist and derogatory attitudes shows nothing but your lack of understanding about America. The film industry is much more competitive here than anywhere else in the world. The film will be released when the time is right for the film to make the most amount of money.
    Using this film's release date to chide Americans proves some Europeans learned nothing from thier supremist past, not to mention thier own prudish, immature attitudes about sex and jealousy.

    Posted by: dennis | Apr 10, 2010 4:49:59 PM

  18. @DENNIS,
    stfu, idiot.

    Posted by: nic | Apr 10, 2010 5:00:13 PM

  19. @ Dennis,

    I am an American and your statement is funny to me..."supremist past...prudish, immature attitudes about sex.."

    People who live in glass houses should not throw stones!

    Posted by: David | Apr 10, 2010 5:33:49 PM

  20. @NIC
    My point proved!

    Posted by: dennis | Apr 10, 2010 5:34:32 PM

  21. Thanks Dennis for not including the antipodes in your uninformed backwards comments.

    We here in Australia are luckily enough to not have sit through CRAPPY American movies all of the time as our non-biggest cinemas provide a rich plethora of international movies - they are the ones you have to read at the same time as watching!

    Without wanting to paint all Americans with the same Palin brush - you need to get out more and not just see countries from your back porch. Whilst the American film industry can occasionally create fantastic movies audiences have to go through a lot a CRAP before you see them.

    Quality over quantity will always have a market it may not be as big as the big budget movies require but it is there. I say this as someone who loves 70's and 80's zombie and blood and gore movies as well as 1930s to 50s American movies, Bollywood movies and so on.

    Posted by: Lez | Apr 11, 2010 5:41:07 AM

  22. @lez
    I live in europe, work in europe, and have lived with a european for 21 years, you lez have missed the point. Read Streps post and think about it!!! otherwise leave your typical (don't live in US) hostility out it.

    Posted by: dennis | Apr 11, 2010 8:45:57 AM

  23. FYI - Just saw the film in Dublin today and it was awesome.

    There is ONE moderately explicit sex scene early in the film. The most shocking part about the scene actually is the line spoken by a cameo character who says 'Cum in my ass!' However, the scene is actually very funny and is consistent with the the tone of the film.

    There is NO explicit sex between Jim Carey and Ewan McGregor, just some implied sex.

    Frankly, Ewan McGregor got way more gay in Velvet Goldmine.

    Basically, it's a comic version of Brokeback Mountain with and excellent story, directing, and performances. The film deserves a lot of attention and I think str8 audiences would quickly get over the 'ewww' factor. If Forgetting Sara Marashal can have several male nudes scens and I Love U Philip Morris basically has none I don't see why this wouldn't do well in the States.

    Posted by: badlydrawnbear | Apr 11, 2010 4:20:33 PM

  24. @Dennis - I am an American working in Ireland. Wasn't trying to make Europe seem more 'enlightened' or 'liberal'. I mentioned that it is showing in Ireland to point out that the film found a distributor without any controversy *that I know of* in what is still a very Catholic country.

    Posted by: badlydrawnbear | Apr 11, 2010 4:26:09 PM

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