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07.20.09 28 Comments

(I’m not homophobic, the French subtitles are.)

After the jump, I’ve got the new trailer for I Love You Phillip Morris, in which Jim Carrey plays Steven Russell, a Texas family man who gets in a car accident, realizes he’s gay, becomes a con man to support his new habit of buying fancy clothes, goes to prison where he falls in love with Ewan McGregor, and keeps escaping and getting thrown back again.  It’s almost as if gayness was his gateway vice.  Here’s the description of the original book from Amazon:

Steven Russell, the subject of this true crime story, is a rare individual, a genius who has run afoul of the law, a prodigious intellect endowed with boundless energy, audacity and guile. Russell pulled off his first jailbreak while waving a stolen walkie-talkie at a guard as he sauntered out the front gate, and his last escape — a feat of staggering self-discipline — by faking a terminal case of AIDS over several months and forging his own death certificate. Russell also walked out of prison and into a six-figure job as a CFO of a major company-twice.

I’m intrigued by the story, but I don’t I like the direction they went with it.  Call me crazy, but it’s a little hard for me to take a movie seriously when a guy jumps face first onto concrete from three stories, then shows up in the next scene with a bandage on his nose like Wile E. Coyote.  But it’s about a gay love story, so you know the academy will be paying attention.  The new coolest thing is watching two dudes make out for uncomfortably long periods of time to prove how open-minded you are.  Or as I like to call it, Thursday.

[via CHUD]

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