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Me, Myself & Irene (2000)
Comedy
USA / English
"From gentle to mental "
A nice guy cop with multiple personality disorder, must protect a woman on the run from a corrupt ex-boyfriend and his associates.
Jim Carrey Officer Charlie Baileygates/Hank Evans
Renée Zellweger Irene P. Waters
Anthony Anderson Jamaal Baileygates
Mongo Brownlee Lee Harvey Baileygates
Kate Forster Featured
Jerod Mixon Shonte Jr. Baileygates
Chris Cooper Lt. Gerke, Massena PD
Michael Bowman Whitey/Casper
Richard Jenkins Agent Boshane, EPA
Robert Forster Colonel Partington
Mike Cerrone Officer Stubie
Rob Moran Trooper Finneran
Daniel Greene Dickie Thurman
Tony Cox Shonte Jackson
Andrew Phillips Lee Harvey, Age 9
Director: Bobby Farrelly,Peter Farrelly
Producer: Bobby Farrelly,Peter Farrelly,Bradley Thomas
Writer: Peter Farrelly,Mike Cerrone
Could have been much better
Let me start off by saying I really liked There's Something About Mary, and I also liked Jim Carrey in all of his movies that I've seen (The Mask, Ace Ventura, Truman Show, Man in the Moon). I won't refrain from watching a movie just because some overprotective parents or idiotic congressmen think it's too violent or has naughty words in it or makes fun of the mentally ill. However, this movie just doesn't do it for me.

On paper, the casting of Jim Carrey as a man with split personalities is great - the second coming of Jerry Lewis ought to be perfectly able to play two different characters merely by changing facial expressions. But other than the first time he appears, Jim's crazed alterego Hank isn't over-the-top evil enough to be funny. He gets beat up by everyone and even apologizes for being rude at one point. The main personality, mild-mannered Charlie, is put down by everyone in the beginning, but he could have been put down much more, and in funnier ways. Jim Carrey's final confrontation with himself should have been much funnier, but it wasn't because the characters had not been developed enough. It was basically just more of Carrey beating himself up, and that's just not funny anymore.

The weak script shows itself in many other ways. It is never really made clear just what Renee Zellweger is doing in Rhode Island in the first place, or just why two crooked cops from New York are allowed to chase them into Rhode Island. There are many slow points in the movie papered over with loud pop music (I counted something like 34 songs in the soundtrack). Having swearing black genius triplets sounds like it would be funny, but for the most part, it isn't here. The narration, which was obviously meant to be funny in the classic Phil Hartman style, is painfully tedious. All of the Farrellys' previous gross-out comedies - Something about Mary, Dumb and Dumber, Kingpin - were really romantic comedies for guys. This movie fails in that respect.

There are plenty of people who would not watch this movie just because of the language and shock value, but on top of that I can add another reason - it's just not very funny. The audience I watched it with obviously expected to laugh - many people were laughing in the beginning, even when there was no apparent joke. However, by the end of the movie everyone seemed to be pretty much sick of the whole thing - very few people laughed during the last twenty minutes or so, especially with the thumb incident, which seemed to cast a pall over the rest of the movie. There are some really funny parts in the middle, but they are isolated gags.

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Imdb rating: 6.1
Musician: Lee Scott
Running time: 116 min
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