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Me, myself and Irene

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Movie propaganda

From gentle to mental.

Rhode Island State Trooper Charlie Baileygates (Jim Carrey) doesn't know how to cope with the affair his ex-wife, Layla (Traylor Howard), had, nor can he cope with things that generally tick him off. He internalises everything. The result? A split personality disorder develops, with his aggression coming out in explosive form in the gent known as Hank.

Charlie eventually meets up with Irene (Rene Zellweger) by an assignment of her extradition out of state for charges pending. Along the way, both become wanted by the FBI and state law enforcement. At one point Charlie loses his medication that keeps Hank in check. The result: an all out battle for final control by the two radically different personalities. The climax of the story takes place on a bridge over a raging river, where we see who finally wins out.

Also starring Anthony Anderson. Directed by Peter and Bobby Farrelly.

Cinematic intelligence sources

Intelligence analyst

Special Agent Matti

Theatrical report

Mental and mentaler.

Me, myself and Irene is not one of those great Jim Carrey flicks where everyone laughs at everything; it's a much edgier and deliberately offensive one. The Farrelly boys include every sick joke they can squeeze into a 112 minute film, from masturbation to euthanasia to breast-feeding. Toilet humour is never far from the celluloid, either. Jim takes them all in his stride as if he's a three-dimensional human being rather than the sum of all his good movie roles.

Imagine.

All in all, you'll either love or loathe Me, myself and Irene according to your ability to see humour in a given situation. If sacred cows are sacred you'll hate it. If sacred cows should be milked for all they're worth then you'll piss yourself laughing. Enjoy it if you can because you won't see another A-grade film like it for a long time.

Media intelligence (DVD)

  • Trailer: Theatrical
  • Behind-the-scenes footage
  • Deleted scenes
  • Music video
  • Comical featurette
  • Still gallery

Media intelligence (VHS)

  • Trailer: Theatrical
  • Behind-the-scenes footage
  • Deleted scenes
  • Music video
  • Comical featurette

Security censorship classification

MA 15+ (Medium level coarse language)

Surveillance time

112 minutes (1:52 hours)

Not for public release in Australia before date

DVD rental: 5 September 2001
VHS rental: 5 September 2001

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