Me, Myself, & Irene (2000) from Johnny Web (Uncle Scoopy; Greg Wroblewski)
|The latest from the Farrelly brothers, the evil geniuses who are responsible for Dumb and Dumber, Kingpin, and There's Something About Mary.|
their usual supply of jokes about;
Some of these are very funny, while others seem to miss the mark, but they just keep firing one after another.
My own favorite scene is one where Carrey, as a tender-hearted policeman, finds a dying cow in the middle of the road, and elects to perform a mercy killing. After emptying his pistol into the still active cow, he ends up pistol-whipping it into unconsciousness.
|The comedic hook is that the Carrey
character is a really good guy who has stood back meekly
all his life while people dumped on him. The years of
repression have caused him to create an alter ego to act
out the anger which he can't express as himself. Enter
"Hank", his hidden self, who pees on cars in
the handicapped spots, kicks little kids asses, calls
albinos "q-tips", shits on his neighbor's lawn,
The plot is some lame stuff about crooked law enforcement agents covering up something or another involving Renee Zellweger, who in turn needs Jim Carrey, in one or the other of his personalities, to protect her from the baddies. Who cares? I didn't even pay much attention to it. Of course, you know the good guys will end up OK. It's not a friggin Abel Ferrara movie, after all.
is funny, and very effective at making the transition
from character to character, but the scenes at the end,
of him fighting himself (a comedic version of the Edward
Norton scenes in Fight Club), go on much too long.
His three sons are hilarious, although they are essentially a one-joke premise. They are black, actually the sons of two Mensa members. They have genius IQ's, but still talk "street", so the one joke is the combination of their abstruse conceptual brains mixed with their street slang. (E.g,, "Enrico Fermi be turnin' over in his motherfuckin' grave, he hear you")
They punctuate the film's happy ending by turning to the camera, all family warmth like the Beverly Hillbillies sayin' "Y'all come back", except they say "thanks for watching our motherfuckin' movie"
My son and daughter liked it a lot (he's 17, she's 14). I liked it better than Dumb and Dumber, but nowhere near as much as the brilliant "Something about Mary". I'd stack it a hair under the cynical "Kingpin" in the Farrelly pantheon.
Their next project with live actors (2002) is "Shallow Hal", with Garry Shandling, Jack Black, and Gwyneth. A really shallow guy eventually finds that he can actually love an ugly girl for her inner self.
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