Reviewed by: Ray Carroll
|Featuring:||Jim Carrey, Renée Zellweger, Tony Cox, Jerod Mixon, Jerry Mongo Brownlee|
|Director:||Peter Farrelly, Bobby Farrelly|
|Producer:||Peter Farrelly, Bobby Farrelly, Bradley Thomas|
|Distributor:||Twentieth Century Fox|
With the Farrelly brothers at the helm of a new film, you undoubtedly are going to be prepared for some humor at its crudest. And “Me, Myself and Irene” is no exception.
Jim Carrey stars as Charlie Baileygates, a 17-year-old veteran of the Rhode Island police force. Charlie has had a rough life, many upsetting things happen in Charlie’s life and he finds himself in the midst of everyone’s laughter. Even children won’t respect him. One day, Charlie is pushed over the edge and develops a split personality disorder. The other side of Charlie (Hank, sort of a Clint Eastwood meets Richard Pryor) is the total opposite of his true self: non-confrontational, non-judging and polite. Once Hank shows up on the scene, Charlie’s life seems ruined forever. On top of all that’s going on Charlie must escort a young lady, Irene (Renée Zellweger) to upstate New York to settle some police matters.
This movie makes “There’s Something About Mary” look like an after-school special. Almost every other word is explicit. There is partial nudity (in a very graphic setting), several adult sexual situations, graphic violence, and a ton of sexual props that are better left untouched.
“My, Myself and Irene” cannot be recommended to Christians or non-Christians. Of the audience in which I was a part, many who were initially amused found the continued off-color jokes over-the-edge. Funny man Jim Carrey is a leader in the business, and this film may follow the success of “There’s Something About Mary” and be a big hit. But don’t be swayed by others. Me, myself and I wish we had never seen this one.