Charlie is a Rhode Island state trooper with a multiple personalities. He is otherwise mild-mannered and non confrontational until somebody or something pushes him a little too far. That's when his maniacal alter-ego, Hank, takes over. Charlie is assigned on a routine mission to return alleged fugitive Irene back to upstate New York, but they wind up on the run from corrupt police officers. And their escape would be a lot simpler on everybody involved if Hank didn't keep stepping in at the most inopportune times....Written by
Jim Carrey ad-libbed the moment when he asks his sons to kiss him before he leaves; one of them looks obviously surprised. See more »
Irene removes her left shoe twice after Charlie gets the sodas. See more »
[after Hank crashes the guy's car into his shop]
There ya go, buddy. I parked it for ya. And by the way, you got a headlight out.
[Puts ticket on the windshield]
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The wounded cow makes one last appearance just after the closing credits begin. See more »
In a special edition release to home video in 2001, there were seven deleted scenes shown after the movie. The scenes were as follows:
a scene of the Colonel talking to Charlie/Hank who is taking a dump on his neighbor's lawn where Charlie/Hank also gives his opinion on an article in the newspaper, and it's being witnessed by Jamaal, Lee Harvey and Shonte Jr.;
Charlie and Irene meet up with the owner of the cow they had tried to kill;
while Irene is being interrogated, Charlie goes into his hotel room and takes out a watermelon and a photo of Irene and gets an idea; soon before Charlie and Irene leave the hotel room, a watermelon with a hole in it rolls out from under the bed;
a comical sex scene;
in the car, Irene hangs a mirror on the rear-view mirror, the sun shines through it and onto Whitey's hat, causing it to catch fire. They throw it into the back of the handicapped guy's car;
A lot of this is so dumb, but I laughed harder than expected
"Me, Myself and Irene" doesn't deviate from the Farrellys' trademark scatological humor, but that works to a surprising degree here. It'd be unfair to say that Jim Carrey is the cog that makes this all work (seeing as there are so many other necessary pieces to this puzzle), but he's playing his physical comedy to the hilt, and it's some entertaining stuff. The guy even gets into a convincing brawl with himself. It's beautiful. But it's not just Carrey; Zellweger fits pretty well, his three sons steal every one of their scenes and it even has space enough for a persistent dildo. As a road movie, it's not nearly as focused as "Dumb and Dumber" (really tends to wander), but there's some genuinely funny material here.
Oh, and the music that plays when Jim Carrey snaps is priceless!
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