Writer: Bobby Farrelly, Peter Farrelly, Mike Cerrone (Screenplay)
Starring: Jim Carrey, Renee Zellweger, Anthony Anderson, Mongo Brownlee, Jerod Mixon, Chris Cooper, Richard Jenkins
Plot: A nice-guy cop with dissociative identity disorder must protect a woman on the run from a corrupt ex-boyfriend and his associates.
Tagline – From gentle to mental
Runtime: 1 Hour 56 Minutes
There may be spoilers the rest of the review
Verdict: Good Carrey Comedy
Story: Me, Myself & Irene starts as we meet highway control officer Charlie (Carrey) who is popular in his work and gets married only to discover that his wife has had triplets that are black, he does accept them as his own even after his wife leaves him, which loses him the respect of the town, but not of his kids Jamaal (Anderson), Lee (Brownlee) and Shonte Jr (Mixon).
When Charlie finally snaps it turns out he has a dissociative identity disorder creating a version of himself Hank that will do anything Charlie wouldn’t. to cover up the problem Charlie is set on an escorting job to take Irene (Zellweger) back to her home state to deal with an open warrant to her name, but Charlie finds it hard to keep Hank at bay.
Thoughts on Me, Myself & Irene
Characters – Charlie is a happy-go-lucky highway trooper that the town has always walked all over after his wife walked out on him, he tries to be good to everyone without realizing they are treating him bad. Hank is the loud abrupt version of Charlie that will say and do anything inappropriate and will fight where Charlie doesn’t. Irene is the woman that gets accused on crimes that Charlie must escort, only for it to turn out that she has involvement with a criminal out to stop her talking.
Performances – Jim Carrey gets to enjoy his double role here effortless swapping between the two through the film. Renee Zellweger does handle the comedy in this film well, while the more established names in the supporting roles do well with their roles.
Story – The story follows one man that gets pushed too far which brings out his twisted darker side, he must help escort a wanted criminal across country only his darker side helps them out along the way when a mob boss and dirty cops are trying to kill her and Charlie along the way. This does have a road trip element along the way as Charlie goes to different states along the way.
Comedy – The comedy comes from Jim Carrey mostly he gets to play opposite characters and each work well, his sons also get good laughs too breaking stereotypes.
Settings – The film takes across US states which unless you know certain locations you will be left wondering how far they are travelling.
Final Thoughts – This is a good Jim Carrey based comedy that gets plenty of laughs along the way, the road trip side of the film works even if the villains don’t.
Overall: Fun comedy showing Jim Carrey’s talents.