Me, Myself and Irene
Good-natured Charlie has a really big heart and a really small spine. You see, Charlie is quite the pushover. Eighteen years ago, he had a promising new career as a Rhode Island police officer and a promising new marriage. Marriage bliss didn’t last long, though, as his new wife fell in love with the limo driver that drove them home from their wedding. Naive Charlie suspected nothing, even after his wife delivered black triplets – a color gene they got from their father. Eventually, she left Charlie and the kids to be with her true love.
Charlie never dealt with his loss, and his body decided to deal with it in its own way. Now when Charlie gets angry, a second, more aggressive personality named Hank takes over. While Charlie is considerate and genteel, Hank is rude and ruthless.
After Hank has manifested himself, the police force tells Charlie to take a break to deal with the situation. Charlie’s break is quickly interrupted as he ends up escorting a lovely police fugitive named Irene (Renee’ Zellweger) to upstate New York. Many
adventures and laughs ensue as they end up running from the law. Both Charlie and Hank fall in love Irene, with neither personality wanting the other to have her.
If you’ve ever seen a Farrelly Brothers movie (There’s Something About Mary, Dumb and Dumber, etc.), then you know just what to expect from them – a total gross-out comedy. This one does not disappoint. It is also classic Jim Carrey, full of unbelievable facial expressions and odd body movements. While it is very funny, it is done at the expense of numerous sexual innuendos and the worst language I’ve heard in a movie in a long time. Be warned, I’m going to be somewhat graphic here so that you will understand what your kids will see and hear, if you allow them to see this film. For example, the “F” word is used fifty-eight times. Most of the obscenities are even spoken by children. The antics involve everything from various acts with a rubber replica of the male sex organ to a live chicken hanging out of a man’s naked rear end. The list goes on and on. It is implied that the two lead characters (or three if you count Hank!) get drunk and fornicate. Drug use and masturbation are referred to, and Hank even tries to drown a little girl. The message here is that it is dangerous to keep emotions and problems bottled up inside you. Unfortunately, the journey to this message is more than many will be able to stomach.