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Jim Carrey stars in ‘I Love You Phillip Morris’

Movie: “I Love You Phillip Morris”

When: Opening Saturday at Village Square

Cast: Jim Carrey, Ewan McGregor, Leslie Mann

Directors: Glenn Ficara and John Requa

The story: A car accident triggers a major change in the life of a married cop, who embraces his homosexuality, turns to con artistry — and falls for the winsome title character while they’re fellow inmates in a Texas prison.

The buzz: “Bad Santa” screenwriters Glenn Ficara and John Requa make their directorial debut with this fact-based, stranger-than-fiction comedy-drama, which played last year’s Sundance and Cannes film festivals — and spent most of 2009 and almost all of 2010 awaiting theatrical release.

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