Me, Myself & IreneBMJ 2000; 321 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.321.7263.770/a (Published 23 September 2000) Cite this as: BMJ 2000;321:770
- Rita Baron-Faust, health journalist
- New York
20th Century Fox
Directed by Bobby and Peter Farrelly
On worldwide general release; opened in the United Kingdom 22 September
The premise of Me, Myself & Irene must have seemed irresistibly clever to the film's producers and a natural for the chameleon comic Jim Carrey. A mentally ill motorcycle cop with a “split” personality—one sweetly passive, the other violently aggressive—ends up running from the law to save a pretty blonde from gangsters, while his dual selves battle each other for her affections along the way.
Carrey's character, Charlie Baileygates, is diagnosed with “advanced delusionary …