The gay-themed jailhouse romance film
starring Jim Carrey and Ewan McGregor as a pair of star-crossed
lovers arrives on DVD and Blu-ray on April 5.
I Love You Phillip Morris first
premiered at the 2009 Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah but
wasn't released in the United States and Canada until late last year.
(The film's trailer is embedded in the right panel of this page.)
The film is based on the true story of
Steven Russell (played by Carrey, Liar Liar) and his
improbable transformation from small-town businessman, father and
former cop to gay white-collar criminal and ingenious jailbreaker.
While in prison, Russell falls in love with his cellmate Phillip
Morris (played by McGregor, Star Wars).
an interview with Parade,
the 48-year-old Carrey said kissing his co-star was “a dream come
“A dream come true,” Carrey said.
“I mean, look at the guy. I have to say, he is a great kisser. As
Ewan said, 'When you're kissing another guy it can get a little
prickly.' Actually, you had to put out of your mind your own sexual
preference and just try to understand that you were loving another
person who just happens to be a guy. It wasn't about male or female,
love is love.”
Special features in the release include
audio commentary with producer Andrew Lazar and writers-directors
John Requa and Glenn Ficarra. A featurette on the making of the film
has also been added.