ME, MYSELF & IRENE
ELEVEN, Sunday, 8.30pm, M ( 2000)
After proving his chops as a serious actor in The Truman Show and Man on the Moon, Jim Carrey ( pictured) returned to the one- manfreakshow ethic that originally catapulted him to superstardom. Under the direction of the Farrelly brothers, Carrey plays Charlie, an overly polite and much- mocked highway patrolman with a Jekyll- and- Hyde personality, whose seemingly simple task of escorting a fugitive ( Renée Zellweger) cross- country becomes fraught with danger. Carrey’s loose- caboose antics take centre stage with little regard for taste and the cavalcade of mutterings and crass situations should only appeal to the terminally juvenile.