If you’re confused by the above trailer for I Love You Phillp Morris (no nudity, but still semi-NSFW), you’re not the only one. Among the many baffling things about this movie is the title: doesn’t it sound like it should be about a man who really loves smoking? Well it’s not! As best I can tell it’s about a man played by Jim Carrey who is married to Leslie Mann but leaves her to become a gay con artist. Then he goes to jail where he falls in love with Ewan Macgregor, who plays a character named Phillip Morris. Sounds interesting! Maybe! But is it also offensive? Is it terrible? Or great!? Who knows– it’s been sitting unreleased on a shelf for years, but it’s hard to know if that’s because it sucks or because distributors were squeamish about releasing a Jim Carrey movie in which he has dirty gay sex. This trailer doesn’t really clear any of these questions up. Although I didn’t crack a smile once while watching it, so maybe that’s a clue.
And again, what’s with the title? It’s like naming a movie I Love You Lisa Frank and then having it have nothing to do with unicorns or stationery. What the f*ck?