I don't think anyone else could have pulled off playing Charlie Baileygates.
I was disappointed in Renee Zellweger's performance, but I'm not really a big fan of hers.
(And, for the record, I'm also not too fond of Carrey's over-the-top style, but I pick and choose to make sure I see him in roles I would like.) The Farrelly brothers, known for their irreverent comedy, made this movie enjoyable and hilarious. Just expect twists and turns that leave you laughing.
This movie is not for the faint-hearted, and it's not for kids.
(If you've never seen a Farrelly movie, you'll need to know this!
) This is not laden with "Oscar-quality" performances at all, but just something to watch when you want to laugh and not think. Watch it with good friends who love to laugh -- I think we can all find something like Charlie in all of us.
Charlie is a Rhode Island state trooper with a multiple personalities.
He is otherwise mild-mannered and non confrontational until somebody or something pushes him a little too far.
Charlie is assigned on a routine mission to return alleged fugitive Irene back to upstate New York, but they wind up on the run from corrupt police officers.
-- Movies like this are good, if that is what you're looking for.
The plot was great, and the casting (overall) was incredible.
I grew up during the HIV/AIDS crisis and should have known better, but as a heterosexual woman, I equated safe sex with not getting pregnant more than with getting an STI, let alone HIV. It's embarrassing to admit that now, but I really did ignorantly think sex was all fun and games.
For me, "dating," was basically a euphemism for casual sex.
And their escape would be a lot simpler on everybody involved if Hank didn't keep stepping in at the most inopportune times....