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''Me, Myself, and Irene'' is a 2000 film starring JimCarrey as Rhode Island state trooper Charlie Baileygates. Shortly after he marries his sweetheart Layla, she cheats on him with a limo driver. After giving birth to the limo driver's sons, Layla divorces Charlie, who is left to raise the boys alone.

Traumatized by Layla's betrayal, Charlie spends the next few years avoiding confrontation and allowing others to take advantage of him. Everyone in town, apart from his foul-mouthed genius sons, treats him with contempt.

Charlie's repressed anger develops into a rude and violent SplitPersonality named Hank. Complications arise when Charlie is tasked with escorting a woman named Irene P. Waters to Massena, New York, and Hank is both help and hindrance as Charlie and Irene try to stay alive.

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!!Tropes included:

* ArtMajorPhysics: There is no way a helicopter that size could lift off carrying 3 very large men. In fact, it didn't. They used creative camera angles to make it appear that the chopper was airborne.
** This was largely PlayedForLaughs, though, since the image of three men of their size squeezing together in a tiny helicopter is akin to watching them squeeze into a VW Beetle.
* AssShove: The police officer who gets a chicken shoved up his. Lesson there? Don't insult Charlie in front of his boys.
* AssholeVictim: The little girl whom Hank nearly drowns is quite an example.
* BerserkButton: You will understand Charlie's plight in the first 10 minutes of the film. The button gets mashed. ''HARD.''
* BewareTheNiceOnes: The basis of Charlie's role in the movie.
* BreakingTheFourthWall: At the end of the movie Charlie's sons thank the viewer for "watching the motherfucking movie".
* BrickJoke: The cow Charlie and Irene find on the street is apparently still alive days after the incident.
* ButtMonkey[=/=]TheChewToy: Charlie, after the whole town learned of his wife's affair.
* CaliforniaDoubling: Averted: The movie actually ''was'' shot in Rhode Island and Vermont. The directors, Peter and Bobby Farrelly, are from Rhode Island.
* [[ChocolateBaby Chocolate Babies]]: Charlie's "sons". They still love their father however.
* ClusterFBomb: Pretty much every time Charlie's sons open their mouths.
* CowboyCop: Hank, right down to the [[DirtyHarry Clint Eastwood]] impersonation.
* {{Cuckold}}: Creator/JimCarrey's character is an ExtremeDoormat that the opening makes explicitly clear has a wife having sex with [[ChocolateBaby and bearing children from]] a black man. He raises their children himself and she eventually leaves him for her lover, but this has a somewhat positive note in that the boys (obviously black), all grow up to unconditionally love him, and consider him their real father.
* DirtyCop: Subverted with Hank because he had a FreudianExcuse. Agents Gehrke and Boshane, however, are true to the trope.
* DotingParent: Charlie is this to his sons, although he is clearly not their biological father. He's such a pushover that the boys don't exactly grow up into upstanding citizens, but they adore him to death and go to great lengths to help him.
* EvilAlbino: Invoked by Whitey when he claims to have murdered his entire family, but [[spoiler:subverted when he reveals that he made up the murder story because he was afraid of Charlie's split personality. His family just moved to Phoenix]].
* EvilHand: near the end of the film.
* ExtremeDoormat: Charlie really is a bit too tolerant.
* FightingFromTheInside: Charlie and Hank's fights.
* FingerInABarrel: Subverted. Charlie attempts to talk down the villain, putting his thumb over his gun. The villain just shoots off his thumb.
* FinGore: Charlie's thumb is shot off at point-blank range. What makes it double as FridgeHorror is the fact that when taking someone's pulse, the thumb is not used because the human thumb has a pulse rate. When Charlie's thumb is blown off, it's possible it went ''straight to his heart'' and he may have felt mortal pain without actually dying!
* GollumMadeMeDoIt
* GoodCopBadCop: Charlie is a good cop while Hank is a bad cop.
* GroinAttack: Irene against Hank on the train.
* JekyllAndHyde: Charlie and Hank
** HydePlaysJekyll: Hank acts like he is Charlie to get Irene to sleep with him.
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: Charlie's three sons. In spite of being foul-mouthed delinquents, they are academic savants who are also among the few adolescent males in '''any''' medium to consistently say "I love you Dad." [[spoiler: And they even help him propose to Irene, too. [[CrowningMomentOfFunny "Will you marry me, bitch?!"]].]]
** Hank: he makes a speech about this with Irene. Also when he apologizes with Whitey for having him insulted.
* JuxtaposedHalvesShot: the posters/covers have Creator/JimCarrey's face split in half, showing his character's "nice guy" and "asshole" personalities. The "Me" and "Myself" in the title refer to the dissociative identity disorder that Charlie Baileygates experiences.
* MultiCharacterTitle
* OverlyLongGag: Killing that cow sure took a while.
** [[spoiler:And it ''still didn't die''.]]
* ParkingPayback: When Charlie sees a young football player drive a convertible up and park in the handicapped space (flaunting his unhandicapped status by leaping out over the door) it triggers Charlies rage-fueled alter-ego Hank, who goes to town on the car with a trash bin. The football player then emerges from the store, helping the owner of the car who is a man in a neck brace. The owner is none to happy to see what Hank did to his car.
* RagingStiffie: Of the "morning wood" variety after Charlie and Irene have sex [[spoiler: though it was actually ''Hank'', so Charlie has no recollection of it]].
-->'''Charlie''': ''(After urinating towards the upper-right corner of the bathroom wall)'' Irene! Why am I pissing like I had sex all night?
* RefugeInAudacity
* RuleOfFunny: Sucking breast milk isn't supposed to give you a milk mustache.
* SirSwearsALot: All three of Charlie's sons fit this trope to a T.
* SophisticatedAsHell: Charlie's "sons", who drop F-bombs even when discussing physics theories or reading instructions on how to pilot a helicopter (in German no less).
* SplitPersonality: Charlie is nice, quiet, and polite; Hank is angry, loud, and rude.
** SplitPersonalityMerge: In the end, Charlie learns that he's stronger than Hank when Hank backs down from confronting the villain while Charlie doesn't, and this merges them back together.
** SplitPersonalityTakeover: Played with. At one point the two try to get rid of the other, but only though physical violence, which of course does nothing but make them both look like idiots.
* TakingAdvantageOfGenerosity: Charlie putting up with this for years is part of what makes Hank manifest.
* ThemeMusicPowerUp: A section of Hardknox's 'Fire Like This' plays whenever Hank takes over.
* ThisIsForEmphasisBitch: [[spoiler:Will you marry me, bitch?]]
* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: It never revealed what became of the guy who laughed at Charlie by the soda vending machine. All that is shown is that Hank apparently ripped the vending machine open with a fire axe.
** The DVD has a deleted scene revealing that Charlie did exactly what what he told Irene he did; he told the guy that his comment wasn't helping and the guy apologized. Hank presumably went to find an axe after the guy drove off.
*** Then Hank was still pissed at the vending machine for not taking his money.
* WhatTheHellTownsPeople: Pretty much the entire city (except for his sons) treats Charlie like dirt. A little girl even tells Charlie that her mother told her that he was a joke and she did not have to listen to him. You can't help but cheer when he finally snaps and slams the guys car through the barber shop and still gives him a ticket or drowns that smart mouth little girl.
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