The DVD of the gay-themed jailhouse
romance film starring Jim Carrey and Ewan McGregor arrives on
I Love You Phillip Morris, which
premiered at the 2009 Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah, 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).
(The film's trailer is embedded in the right panel of this page.)
The film's distribution on DVD and
Blu-ray ends a long wait for fans in the United States. I Love
You Phillip Morris has been available for purchase or rental in
Britain and other countries since last summer. That is due to the
film's nearly 10-month delayed release in the United States.
In a recently released video clip,
said he didn't want to play a gay stereotype.
“I didn't want to look like a
straight man playing gay,” McGregor said. “I didn't want to play
kind of stereotype – what straight people think gay people are
like. I wanted it to be honest and believable.”