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Me, Myself & Irene

A movie starring Jim Carrey

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Multi-faceted and funny!

  • Oct 7, 2007
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I think the Brothers would do well to cast Jim Carrey in more of their movies. I found Dumb and Dumberto be absolutely hilarious and, once again, he has made "Me, Myself and Irene" a truly enjoyable piece of comedy. Without his fabulous physical performance, this film would be reduced to a string of sight gags and toilet humor which we have all seen before in dozens of other movies.

Narrated, in cheesy-fairy-tale style, by Rex Allen Jr., Me, Myself & Irene tells the story of Charlie Baileygates (Jim Carrey), an exceedingly nice Rhode Island State Trooper. He marries the love of his life only to have her run off with an African-American midget and leave their three racially mixed kids for Charlie to raise. Some sixteen years later, the kids have grown up to be geniuses and Charlie grows up with a problem. You see, as various misfortunes have befallen him over the years, he had adopted a grin-and-bear-it attitude that resulted in a lot of bottled-up anger. All that emotion is now releasing itself in the form of advanced delusionary schizophrenia with narcissistic rage, a.k.a. multiple personality disorder.

While Charlie is gentle and wary of any confrontation, his other personality Hank is exactly the opposite. He spouts insults all over the place and picks fights with everyone he encounters. Charlie's doctor gives him medication that is supposed to suppress Hank, but Charlie leaves it in his hotel room while escorting a pretty girl named Irene (Renee Zellweger) to upstate New York. He also falls in love with Irene and vows to protect her from crooks and corrupt cops who are after her (among them Chris Cooper, fresh off his American Beauty triumph). But not surprisingly, Hank keeps getting in the way.

I know that this movie was not exactly embraced by critics which blows my mind. Seeing that everyone completely adored There's Something About Mary (Widescreen Edition) - basically all the same jokes without Jim Carrey to pull them off. This movie is not for everyone, but any astute movie watcher and any true Jim Carrey fan will instantly see the uncompromising energy which he poured into his 2 characters. He is truly a wonder to behold and will go down in history as one of the greatest physical comedic actors of all time. Say what you will about the movie, but it really is a shame that the Academy consistently overlooks Carrey's gifted performances. He has proven that he is a talented actor with the range to perform both serious and comedic roles. Gifted dramatic actors are a dime a dozen in Hollywood - I defy you to find a comedian who can do the things that Carrey does on screen and who can make audiences laugh with just a look.

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Quick Tip by . July 24, 2010
posted in Movie Hype
Annoying Carey/Farrelly Brothers combo that is downright frightening to watch. Has a few funny moments but is otherwise a chore to watch. Carey's three black sons should have gotten a spinoff.
Quick Tip by . July 18, 2010
posted in Movie Hype
This movie to me shows mental iillness in our culture and puts a funny spin on it. I liked it
review by . April 07, 2003
posted in Movie Hype
Me, Myself, and Irene is just a one trick pony movie. Yes, Jim Carey pulls off a few amusing scenes. After a while though it gets kind of redundant. How often can you stomache Carey jumping back and forth from an easy going loyal person to a vengeful creep.The plot is truly helter skelteras it seems as if at the last moment that decide to throw in the old double agent routine to make Carey look like the true good guy. Meanwhile, look at all the criminal acts that Carey participated in.The roles …
review by . July 03, 2000
posted in Movie Hype
Pros: Jim Carrery, Farrely Brothers new movie     Cons: Disjointed, plot was bad     Being the new Farrely Brothers movie, plus it had Jim Carrey, how could this film lose? Well.... the plot sunk this turkey. My mother and i saw this film last weekend with high expectations but left feeling slightly cheated.      The main drag of was the muddled plot. The film starts out as Jim playing a cop who is a loser and gets dumped on by everyone. …
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In the Farrelly Brothers' ME, MYSELF & IRENE, Jim Carrey plays Charlie Baileygates, a Rhode Island State Trooper who develops a split personality disorder after his wife leaves him for an African-American midget genius. Due to years of denial and repression while raising triplet sons left behind by his wife and her lover, Charlie finally gets fed up with people taking advantage of his meek nature and snaps, taking on a lewd, aggressive second personality named Hank. Soon afterwards, Charlie is assigned by the police department to protect a woman named Irene (Renie Zellweger), who's being followed by some shady characters who want her dead. As the pair attempt to outwit their pursuers, the kind-hearted Charlie begins to fall for Irene, while battling his sleazy alter ego, Hank. <br> <br> Back in full comedy mode after his more dramatic roles in THE TRUMAN SHOW and MAN ON THE MOON, Carrey once again displays his outlandish brand of physical humor. As with any Farrelly Brothers film, there are plenty of g...
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