It’s seen three release dates come and go. And now, another hold up for Jim Carrey and Ewan McGregor’s I Love You Phillip Morris: Distributor Consolidated Pictures Group, which was finally supposed to put the movie out on July 30, has had the film yanked from its roster by the bankrollers at EuropaCorp.
We’ll let Nikki Finke explain the dollars and nonsense, but suffice to say there’s no plan in place to give the movie a U.S. release date. Foreign audiences like the French and British, however, have so far paid some $8 million to see these actors lip lock.
Let’s remember what we’re missing out on here, as recalled by Michael Musto: “The scene is not shocking in the sense that any body parts are actually revealed–both actors are nude, but the way the scene is shot, no pickle is on display. The surprising part is that the ‘bottom’ is this muscle, bearish type, who is on all fours, getting a really hard pounding by Carey. It was mostly the tone and my perception of Carey as an actor, just because I never looked at Carey in a sexual manner and he was so dedicated to giving it to the muscle-bear and the sexual tone was authentic, it caught me off guard. I eventually got over it and I think Carey is convincingly fantastic in the film. But I think most folks are used to seeing Ewan McGregor naked and engaging in man-on-man sex, but Carey, not so much. So more power to him for going there.”