Me, Myself and Irene (2000) Review

Me, Myself and Irene (2000)

Released: June 23rd, 2000

Genre: Comedy

Director: The Farrelly Brothers

Writers: Peter and Bobby Farrelly, Mark Cerrone (Written)

Cast: Jim Carrey, Renee Zellweger, Anthony Anderson

Opening Thoughts:

Wow, Me, Myself, and Irene was never the most sensitive towards mental health, but my goodness is it in poor taste. It has not aged well at all since. (This film makes Sandler’s 50 First Dates look like a documentary). It should be noted that this movie is only going for the most absurd. Sadly, because mental health is so poorly understood by mainstream society, a film such as this does more harm than good.

Plot:

A benevolent cop with Dissociative Identity Disorder must protect a woman on the run from a corrupt ex-boyfriend and his powerful associates.

Dislikes:

Again, this film is in terribly poor taste to those who suffer from mental illness in general, but specifically those with schizophrenia or Dissociative Identity Disorder. It is important to recognize the film’s problems even if you like it. Because films like this can create a harmful and inaccurate interpretation of the illness and some people won’t make the effort to learn the truth.

Likes:

As much as there are harmful aspects to this film towards schizophrenia. Beyond that, there are some good jokes in here that kept me laughing. Jim Carrey works with this physical comedy. There are great jokes throughout this movie.

Closing Thoughts:

This is hardly anyone’s best work, but there is enough laughs that can keep you entertained throughout this film.

The Jim Carrey Ladder

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Dumb and Dumber (1994) https://andrewthemovieguy714.wordpress.com/2015/07/02/the-rewind-1990s-dumb-and-dumber/

Ace Ventura (1994) https://andrewthemovieguy714.wordpress.com/2015/07/09/the-rewind-1990s-ace-ventura-pet-detective/

Man on the Moon (1999) https://andrewthemovieguy714.wordpress.com/2021/02/02/man-on-the-moon-1999/

Liar Liar (1997) https://andrewthemovieguy714.wordpress.com/2020/07/26/lawyers-lies-and-lunacy-liar-liar-1997/

The Mask (1994)

Bruce Almighty (2003) https://andrewthemovieguy714.wordpress.com/2021/06/12/flash-review-bruce-almighty-2003/

Batman Forever (1995) https://andrewthemovieguy714.wordpress.com/2019/04/09/the-fall-of-dc-batman-forever-1995-and-batman-and-robin-1997/

Ace Ventura When Natures Calls (1995)

Me, Myself and Irene (2000)

Peggy Sue Got Married (1986)

How the Grinch Stole Christmas (2000) https://andrewthemovieguy714.wordpress.com/2021/06/16/flash-review-how-the-grinch-stole-christmas-2000/

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