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John Wilson
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 - posted 06-23-2000 02:46 AM      Profile for John Wilson   Email John Wilson   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
This would have been a funny film had it been about 30 minutes shorter and had they given Jim Carrey ANYONE to trade off jokes with apart from himself.

I like Renee Zelweiger, but a comedian she ain't.

The credits were funny for about 30 seconds but then it just got boring. Was it just padding to try and keep you there for the lame tacked on joke?

Some very funny scenes, but no "I think I'm gonna have a coronary!" like in There's Something About Mary.

All they way through it, I just couldn't help thinking "you know, Jim Carrey's past this kind of schtick now".

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Paul Goulet
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 - posted 06-24-2000 07:33 PM      Profile for Paul Goulet   Author's Homepage   Email Paul Goulet   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
I just got home from seeing "Me,Myself, and Irene", and even though it is from Two guys who are from my home town and filmed in The area in which I live in, and even though I know like 3 people in the movie (including one of the writers)I must say, it SUCKED! The worst part of my "movie Experience" was that there were like 3 little kids sitting in the same row I was sitting in, and who, everytime something funny would happen, they would say, "what does that mean" and then I had to sit there and listen to some frigging old guy in the row in front of me who would sit there and talk to himself! Thank you for allowing me to vent!

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Tim Reed
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Sounds like a perfect example of too many cooks spoiling the broth. HOW do two people direct a movie? Do they take turns? Are they conjoined twins? Do they each get half of the director's salary? If there's a disagreement, which one do the actors listen to?

I suspect one is really riding the other's coattails.

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Joe Redifer
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 - posted 06-30-2000 09:50 PM      Profile for Joe Redifer   Author's Homepage   Email Joe Redifer   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
I enjoyed the film for the most part, but they really should have gotten somebody better than Renee Zellwegger. She was extremely boring. Did she even smile once in the movie? Ah well, I watched it for free, so what can I say? Not as good as Dumb and Dumber, though.

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Brad Miller
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Pretty funny flick. The major problem with it for me was there wasn't enough screentime devoted to Jim Carrey's kids! Maybe it's just me, but they were just damn funny.

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Joe Redifer
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I agree about the kids... they were the best part of the movie. I have heard that a screenplay is being written just for those characters now. I don't know if that's good or bad, but it'll be interesting!

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Tim Reed
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Got milk?

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Jason Burroughs
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I too agree the kids were hilarious, but I think that both Jim Carrey and the writers have a SERIOUS anal fettish. I would have enjoyed the movie much more without all the inuendo on that one.

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Kelsey Black
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 - posted 07-03-2000 08:59 PM      Profile for Kelsey Black   Email Kelsey Black   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
as far as a film having two directors goes, obviously it didn't work as great as it could have, but there are some shining examples of two directors working together to create a very fine final product, i.e.: the Wachowski brothers with The Matrix.

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Tyler Skinner
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I think the Farrely Brothers need to be MUCH more self indulgent, it still seems like they are holding back. I think they could have one really big over the top comedy that will break some waves as far as comdey goes. they just need to stick to the comedy and cut the bullshit plots out. Look at all their films, they all have some really funny stuff in them but all fail because of mainstream plots. They should make something more abstract like Kentucky Fried Movie and not hold back anything.

>>there are some shining examples of two directors working together to create a very fine final product, i.e.: the Wachowski brothers with The Matrix.<<

I know one produces and one directs, but The Coen Brothers do some fine work as well. I think The Big Lebowski is one of the most under-rated films of the past few years.

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Brad Miller
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They just need to stick to the comedy and cut the bullshit plots out. Look at all their films, they all have some really funny stuff in them but all fail because of mainstream plots.

Is THAT why their movies make so much money? Because they have failed? Come on Tyler, that's not the way Hollywood works. Greg Mueller is right, it's all about MONEY.

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Tyler Skinner
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I didn't mean that they failed at the box office. I meant more that they all fall shy of their potential plotwise and as a comedy. Sure, I know its all about money, but also as Greg said, a director has to be successful before they can do what they want, I just think the farrely brothers are holding back some great work at the expence of making money.

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Brad Miller
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Well, get the MPAA off of everyone's backs and perhaps their true potential will come through. Anyone remember Orgazmo? There was nothing worse than an "R" rating in there. Very few bad words, hardly any violence and no real nudity. The MPAA just couldn't handle the subject matter being about shooting a porno movie.

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Tyler Skinner
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"At my age you have to do DVDA or no one will hire you"

I remember when all the hubub was going on about this movie, I had "aquired" a workprint video (pre-butchering) and said and thought the same thing. It just reminds me of a David lee Roth video where he showed the ratings board as a Priest, a Minister, and a Nun, and that was it.

Trey Parker is now working on a live action sketch comedy show for Comedy Central, should prove interesting...

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Brad Miller
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You got one of John Pytlak's work print bootlegs of Orgazmo too? I liked that version much better, as I thought the cheezy music was well suited to the movie. The final rock soundtrack was crap.

(Just kidding there John. )

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