The film was a critical success at the 2009 Sundance Film Festival and has found audiences in wide distribution in Europe and elsewhere, but as far as Hollywood is concerned, U.S. audiences may not be ready for such a movie.
It has struggled to find a U.S. distributor for more than a year. But the film was re-edited and sex scenes were toned down, and Variety reported that Consolidated Pictures Group had acquired the rights for distribution.
But its initial July 30 release date was postponed, and now the film is scheduled to debut in October. So far, it’s grossed $14.5 million overseas, a respectable showing, and Carrey is said to be at his comedic best in the film. Check out the clip: