Review: Me, Myself and Irene
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The Farrelly Brothers ("There's Something About Mary", "Dumb and Dumber") bring us another dose of overdone toilet humour with this comedy about a schizophrenic Rhode Island policeman (Charlie - Jim Carrey) who ends up on the run with a woman (Irene - Renee Zellwegger from "Jerry Maguire") being chased by her criminal ex-boyfriend and the corrupt feds working for him.
That's about it from the plot side of things, in fact if they'd left out the whole weak plot and boring character empathy parts, I'd probably have enjoyed it exactly the same and been out of the cinema sooner because I felt the film sagged in between Carrey's crazy performances.
I also couldn't see the reason for the big American hype over the three triplet sons of Carrey's character (okay, there's an initial laugh factor because they are  big,  black,  super-smart and  obviously not his sons!) - they were on Jay Leno last week and he was predicting big things for them, I'm not so sure...
I _can_ see big things happening for Jim Carrey who was cruelly passed over for Academy Awards for both "The Truman Show" and "Man on the Moon" where he showed he can act seriously as well as comedically. The thing about Carrey is that he has this mad double jointed face and body that can crack you up with laughter one minute, and his big brown sad eyes can have you feeling sympathy for him the next.
While I expect he will gain Oscar recognition for his more serious roles eventually, I hope he never gives up his funny side because he is the captain of comedy at the moment.
Best scenes - the dead cow, Hank's first appearance, Anna Kournikova's boyfriend, and the cotton mouth syndrome!