Me, Myself & Irene

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Jim Carrey is at his best in the hilarious, off-color comedy, Me, Myself, and Irene. Charlie (Jim Carrey) is a cop and the single father of three overweight, foul-mouthed, teenagers. Oh, yeah. The teenagers are African-American. (When the children were toddlers, his wife left him because she had found her soul mate -a wealthy, African-American dwarf. You do the math.) Anyway, Charlie has always had a reputation for being very meek – a total pushover. For example, to avoid giving out a parking ticket he would simply move the car so it would be legally parked. He would also go out and buy himself another newspaper whenever his neighbor’s wife would take Charlie’s newspaper and read it in her bathroom. Everyone takes advantage of Charlie – that is until Hank arrives. Hank is Charlie’s aggressive, loud-mouthed alter ego, whose idea of moving a car to a legal parking area means driving it straight through a plate glass window. Also, the next time C harlie goes to the driveway to get his newspaper and finds it missing, Hank marches into the neighbor’s bathroom and rips it out of the woman’s hands before she is able to use, I mean read it. The real fun begins later when Charlie is asked to escort a beautiful blonde named Irene (Rene Zellweger) to upstate New York. During the long ride Charlie and Irene begin to fall in love, until overly aggressive, lustful Hank tricks Irene into sleeping with him. This film is full of crude yet hilarious bathroom humor. Once again Carrey’s performance is brilliant, but the plot has holes so big that even I could drive a car through. This film is funny, but not the comedy hit of the summer and I give it a B rating.

This movie has been given an R rating by the MPAA