20th Century Fox/Conundrum (Bradley Thomas, Bobby Farrelly
& Peter Farrelly)
W: Peter Farrelly, Bobby Farrelly & Mike
DP: Mark Irwin
Ed: Christopher Greenbury
Mus: Peter Yorn & Lee Scott
Jim Carrey (Charlie Baileygates / Hank Evans), Renee
Zellweger (Irene Waters), Chris Cooper (Lt. Gerke), Robert Forster (Col. Partington), Richard Jenkins (Agent Boshane)
The Farrelly Brothers, whose previous credits include the
gross-out comedies Dumb & Dumber, Kingpin & There's Something About Mary, tackle schizophrenia with this effort. Jim Carrey stars as a state trooper with a split personality who falls
in love with the woman he has to escort to New York City.
The filmmakers found themselves in hot water for poking
fun at this hidden ailment, which was a little harsh in hindsight. The main issue is that the film isn't particularly funny, banking on Jim Carrey's rubberface act to raise the laughter.
Disappointing and irritating.