Me, Myself and Irene (DVD)

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Mild-mannered police officer Charlie Baileygates (Jim Carrey) is given the job of taking the beautiful Irene P. White (Renee Zellweger) upstate to face false criminal charges. Trouble is, Charlie suffers from Split Personality Disorder and wherever he goes, so does his foul-mouthed, super-aggressive alter-ego Hank. When an attempt is made on Irene's life, she, Charlie and Hank are forced to go on the run, with Charlie and Hank fighting over her affections and the true criminals, the Rhode Island state troopers, and Charlie's three black sons all following in hot pursuit. Madcap comedy from the makers of 'There's Something About Mary' and 'Kingpin'.

Product Details

Barcode
5039036005838
Department
Movies & TV
Released
18 Jun 2001
Type
Movies
Format
DVD
Genre
Comedy
Region
Region 2
Language
English
Studio
20th Century Fox Home Ent.
Extras
  • Interactive Menus
  • Scene Access
  • Enhanced WS tv
  • Bonus Footage
  • Trailers
  • Deleted Scenes
  • Commentary: Bobby and Peter Farrelly (directors).
  • Other Documentary
  • Bonus Tracks: 'Breakout' music video by the Foo Fighters.
Runtime
112 min
Age Restriction
15
Trailer
Supply Source
South Africa

Movie

Title
Me, Myself & Irene
Release Year
2000
Running Time
116 min
Language
English
Alternate Title
Me Myself and Irene
Categories
Comedies / Road Movies / Romance / Slapstick / Theatrical Release
US Box Office
$0.6 million
Official Website
http://www.memyselfandirene.com
Ratings
IMDb
6.6
Rotten Tomatoes®
47% 57%
Metacritic
49
Synopsis
In the Farrelly Brothers' ME, MYSELF & IRENE, Jim Carrey plays Charlie Baileygates, a Rhode Island State Trooper who develops a split personality disorder after his wife leaves him for an African-American midget genius. Due to years of denial and repression while raising triplet sons left behind by his wife and her lover, Charlie finally gets fed up with people taking advantage of his meek nature and snaps, taking on a lewd, aggressive second personality named Hank. Soon afterwards, Charlie is assigned by the police department to protect a woman named Irene (Renée Zellweger), who's being followed by some shady characters who want her dead. As the pair attempt to outwit their pursuers, the kind-hearted Charlie begins to fall for Irene, while battling his sleazy alter ego, Hank.

Back in full comedy mode after his more dramatic roles in THE TRUMAN SHOW and MAN ON THE MOON, Carrey once again displays his outlandish brand of physical humor. As with any Farrelly Brothers film, there are plenty of grossly funny yet good-natured moments. (In fact, Charlie's loving relationship with his three brilliant half-African-American sons is one of the film's best and funniest subplots.) Above all, it is the way that Carrey juggles the extreme personalities of Charlie and Hank--basically waging war against himself--that shows why he is one of Hollywood's best comedic actors.
Notes
Theatrical release: June 23, 2000.

The film was shot on location in Rhode Island and Vermont.

Jim Carrey, known for his on-set willingness to perform any ridiculous gag, was thoroughly embarrassed during the film's breast-feeding shot and repeatedly apologized to the actress during the shooting of the scene.

ME, MYSELF & IRENE was actually written by Peter Farrelly before DUMB & DUMBER, the Farrelly Brothers' first feature film.
Poster
Poster for Me, Myself & Irene
Cast & Crew
Director
Bobby Farrelly / Peter Farrelly
Star
Anthony Anderson / Jim Carrey / Chris Cooper / Robert Forster / Danny Green / Jessica Harper / Richard Jenkins / Lin Shaye / Renee Zellweger
Screenwriter
Mike Cerrone / Bobby Farrelly / Peter Farrelly
Producer
Bobby Farrelly / Peter Farrelly / Bradley Thomas
Director of Photography
Mark Irwin
Editor
Christopher Greenbury
Narrator
Rex Allen
Movie Critics
Entertainment Weekly
"...Zellweger [is] amiable....Nobody does Jekyll/Hyde better than [Carrey]..."
Lisa Schwarzbaum (30 Jun 2000, p.104)
New York Times
"...[Extends] the string of heartfelt, stomach-turning comedies that began with KINGPIN....[Carrey performs] the most amazing one-man wrestling match since Steve Martin [in ALL OF ME]..."
A. O. Scott (23 Jun 2000, p.E12)
Rolling Stone
"...A comedy smash....You won't find anything funnier..."
Peter Travers (8 Jun 2000, p.133-4)
Total Film
"...The good cop/bad cop brain-split plays as great comedy material for Jim Carrey..."
Dan Jolin (1 Mar 2001, p.110)