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''Me, Myself, and Irene'' is a 2000 film starring JimCarrey as Rhode Island state trooper Charlie Baileygates. Immediately after he marries his sweetheart Layla she begins having an affair with the driver of their wedding limo (We did say 'immediately') when she learns that he is an accomplished academic who is only driving a limo as a research project. The affair continues for years, even producing children which Charlie accepts as his own, until Layla ultimately leaves Charlie.

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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!!This film provides examples of:

* ArtisticLicensePhysics: 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.
** The dildo Charlie discovered in the bed where Hank and Irene had sex was apparently for Hank.
* AssholeVictim: The line of people that Hank first takes revenge on. The little girl whom Hank nearly drowns is quite an example, possibly the only time you feel like cheering for a little girl getting violently attacked.
* BedTrick: Hank convinces Irene he's actually Charlie and the two have a night of wild sex. Charlie and Irene are both annoyed about it.
* 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.
* CurbStompBattle: When Hank confronts the baseball players outside the gas station, he gears up to kick their asses... and gets tasered and kicked on the ground until Irene steps in.
* 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. The first part of the movie is a HumiliationConga of him getting walked over by his wife, his neighbors, his coworkers and the people of the town that are supposed to respect his authority as a lawman, until one insult too many leads hi to snap and become Hank for the first time.
* 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!
* FunnySchizophrenia: Charlie is seriously mentally ill, but we are supposed to laugh every time Hank comes out.
* GollumMadeMeDoIt
* GoodCopBadCop: Charlie is a good cop while Hank is a bad cop.
* GroinAttack: Irene against Hank on the train.
* HollywoodPsych: Charlie's illness is constantly called Schizophrenia. What he has is Dissociative Identity Disorder (SplitPersonality).
* 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?!"]].]] Plus they don't take kindly to someone threatening their dad. Just ask the chicken cop.
** 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.
* LanternJawOfJustice: [[spoiler: Hank decides to do something nice for Charlie. He fixes his nose, and while he's at it he makes his jaw more "manly." Charlie's sons find this hilarious. "Daddy's got a goddamn butt-hole on his chin!"]]
* MultiCharacterTitle
* OverlyLongGag: Killing that cow sure took a while.
** [[spoiler:And it ''still didn't die''.]]
* ParentalAbandonment: When Layla runs off with her lover, she leaves the boys behind with Charlie. There's no evidence she keeps any contact with her sons. Even worse, seeing as how she leaves with their ''biological father.''
* ParkingPayback:
** When Charlie asks one of the barbershop patrons to move his car, he tosses Charlie the keys and asks him to move it around back for him. When Hank makes his first appearance, he drives the car through the front of the barbershop, tosses him the keys and writes him a ticket for having his headlight out.
** 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 father 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 dunks that smart mouth little girl.
* WouldHurtAChild: Not Charlie as the scream of a child sends him running the other way. Hank on the other hand tried to drown one in a fountain.
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