Movie Analysis - Me Myself and Irene Essay

1467 Words Oct 9th, 2008 6 Pages
In the movie, “Me, Myself & Irene”, the main character, Charlie Baileygates, played by Jim Carrey, is diagnosed with a split personality, also known as dissociative identity disorder. What that means is, at some point in the movie, he develops a second personality, and that personality goes by the name of Hank. Through out the movie, viewers are able to see the symptoms of someone with DID, and see how it can affect their daily life. Usually dissociative identity disorder develops when a person is very stressed in childhood, or undergoes some type of abuse, sexual or physical. The DSM states the primary characteristic of the disorder is when there is an existence of more than one distinct identity or personality within a person. The …show more content…
Charlie is a highway portal worker for the Rhode Island State Police and after his day of mischief as Hank, his police force sends him to see a doctor. That is when he is diagnosed with DID. Charlie’s boss explains to him what exactly it is he has, and tells him about Hank. The doctors give Charlie some medication to help control Hank and get his anger out in a normal fashion.
The police chief comes to the conclusion that Charlie needed to take a vacation to clear his head. When a woman named Irene comes in that has an outstanding warrant in New York, Charlie is ordered to escort her back to New York. What the chief doesn’t know is that Irene’s ex-boyfriend set up the whole crime so she would be forced to come back to New York so he could take care of some unfinished business with her. Unfortunately for Charlie, this ex-boyfriend, Dickie, is associated with some bad people.
While on the road, Charlie and Irene come across what appears to be a dead cow in the road. Being the good citizen Charlie is, he decides to move it when he learns that it is still alive. So to continue to do the right thing he decides to “put it out of its misery” by shooting it in the head, but the cow refuses to die after 5 shots to the head and Charlie ends up chocking it to death.
After delivering Irene to the New York police, she was interrogated by two police officers. When a deliveryman comes to the door, the two cops are set up and shot while Irene runs. Irene

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