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Parents' Guide to

Me, Myself & Irene

By Scott G. Mignola, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 18+

The Farrellys strike again; avoid this awful film.

Movie R 2000 116 minutes
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A Lot or a Little?

What you will—and won't—find in this movie.

Community Reviews

age 12+

Based on 9 parent reviews

age 9+
Great movie watched with my kids.

This title has:

Great messages
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking
age 17+

Typical Farrelly Brothers Movie, With Raunchy and Crude Humor - Not For Kids

I'm a huge fan of Jim Carrey, and I typically love his movies. However, this is probably one of his more disappointing roles. I can't say that I absolutely hate this movie, and I did laugh a lot throughout. But this movie certainly is not for kids. It has A LOT of adult content and foul language, and sexual jokes are rampant throughout the movie. Pretty standard for a Farrelly Brothers movie. The schizophrenia diagnosis, and changing back and forth between Hank and Charlie, is the main conflict of the movie. I can't say that there is absolutely no hero theme that comes through in the movie - Charlie does overcome his struggle with his personality disorder in the end, and is a stronger man because of it. But the crude humor and overly sexual themes during the course of the movie will probably turn off a lot of people who attempt to watch. If you love Jim Carrey and the Farrelly Brothers, you'll enjoy this movie. If you don't like sexually explicit jokes, crude or raunchy movies, this one isn't for you, and don't let your kids watch, either.

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (9 ):
Kids say (14 ):

This movie's crude and mean-spirited, despite some outrageous comedy; see it at your own risk. Purveyors of crass gags and toilet humor have no trouble attracting moviegoers, especially when Jim Carrey's delivering the laughs. But co-directors and writers Bobby and Peter Farrelly suggest with their follow-up to the successful There's Something About Mary that they may well have hit a brick wall. Mary offered likable oddball characters and even a bit of dramatic tension amidst its outrageous laughs. In comparison, ME, MYSELF & IRENE resembles an Airplane-like parody of a Farrelly brothers movie. Rather than veer from their established romantic comedy formula, they've recycled elements of their own earlier movies -- most notably Dumb and Dumber, which also starred Carrey -- and turn the vulgarity and the political incorrectness up to damaging proportions. Carrey gives the elastic performance one expects from him, but seeing him hold a little girl's head underwater and squat, pants down, on a neighbor's lawn, elicits far more groans than laughs.

The production looks like it was made several years ago, then improperly stored until a willing distributor could be found. Amidst the washed-out cinematography, the bodily waste humor, and the free-flowing obscenity, Renée Zellweger -- who ably starred alongside Meryl Streep and William Hurt in One True Thing -- is sadly out of place.

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