Me, Myself & Irene/Say It Isn't So/Shallow Hal/There's Something About Mary/Stuck On You  £20.97!!!

Me, Myself & Irene/Say It Isn't So/Shallow Hal/There's Something About Mary/Stuck On You £20.97!!!

Found 15th Oct 2006
The Farrelly Brothers Box Set - Me, Myself & Irene/Say It Isn't So/Shallow Hal/There's Something About Mary/Stuck On You [1998]

This is a great price for the boxset of all those movies from amazon ^^^^^ Cheapest I can see elsewhere for this is £31+!! So, this deal works out at £4.19 per movie... Some cracking movies in there as well - Something about Mary is great, I really loved Shallow Hal (Jack Black was brill) and Me, Myself and Irene was one of my faves as well! I haven't seen Stuck on you though, I must catch it soon

Synopsis: The Farrelly brothers' five funniest and most outrageous twisted films. Includes STUCK ON YOU, THERE'S SOMETHING ABOUT MARY, SHALLOW HAL, ME, MYSELF & IRENE and SAY IT ISN'T SO. This bumper box contains the single disc editions of the five movies. See individual titles for more detail.


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There's Something About Mary is one of the funniest films in years, recalling the days of the Zucker-Abraham-Zucker movies, in which (often tasteless) gags were piled on at a fierce rate. The difference is that co-writers and co-directors Bobby and Peter Farrelly have also crafted a credible story line and even tossed in some genuine emotional content. The Farrelly brothers' first two pictures, Dumb and Dumber and Kingpin, had some moments of uproarious laughter, but were uneven. With Mary, they've created a consistently hilarious romantic comedy, made all the funnier by the fact that you know that they know that some of their gags go way over the line.

Stuck on You finds those fun-loving Farrelly Brothers in a feel-good mood, delivering a tame, kind-hearted comedy that even your grandma could enjoy. That's a big change from the seminal "hair gel" of There's Something About Mary, but the codirecting Farrellys have genuine affection for Bob and Walt (Matt Damon, Greg Kinnear), conjoined twins who are the owners and short-order cooks at a Martha's Vinyard burger joint. When amateur actor Walt decides he wants to make it in Hollywood--where he lucks into a star-making TV role with Cher (who gamely plays herself in this light Hollywood satire)--Bob has no choice but to go along.

In Me, Myself & Irene, Jim Carrey plays Charlie Baileygates, a cop for the finest police force in the world (Rhode Island's). In denial about his wife's affair, he's a nice guy who goes around trying to do the right thing but is taken advantage of every step of the way. Instead of confronting people, he takes the abuse, balls it up and hides it in the pit of his stomach. His psyche can only take so much, though and soon his alter-ego Hank pops out to do every libidinous thing Charlie would never do. It's a great premise for a Jim Carrey film. Unfortunately, it's not a great Jim Carrey film. Famous for the lowbrow, shock comedies like Dumb and Dumber, Kingpin and There's Something About Mary, here the Farrelly brothers get lost in a series of lazy gags and an even lazier plot about some evil golf development and the woman, Irene (Renée Zellweger), who needs to be protected because she knows something about it. Some of the jokes hit (there's a bathroom scene that's 10 times funnier than the hair-gel gag in There's Something About Mary), but many more miss. There are some great concepts (his three sons are hip-hop geniuses) that don't go anywhere (they swear a lot). It's like the movie itself has a split personality--funny ideas trapped in a less-than-funny film. --Andy Spletzer,

After a succession of hugely successfully movies of a lower brow nature, [COLOR=black]Shallow Hal[/COLOR] finds the Farrelly Brothers attempting a slightly more thoughtful film, albeit still tied up in their trademark toilet humour. It's an approach that is not unproblematic but not unsuccessful either, resulting in a film that engages the emotions in a manner that the likes of Dumb and Dumber, Kingpin and There's Something About Mary never suggested possible. Jack Black is the Hal of the title, a man whose less than commendable attitude to women is suddenly altered by the rather credibility-stretching plot device of a chance meeting with a hypnotist. Henceforth Hal is only capable of seeing the beauty within, a development that allows for much humour at the expense of the less fortunate in the name of some sort of social comment. From it all, however, emerges a quite touching love story with Paltrow's character Rosemary and proof that the Farrellys do have something of a sensitive side--no matter how deep it may be buried. The ending may be woefully predictable, but such is the deftness of touch with which the story is told, that it is still the one we are all rooting for. This is a sickly sweet film in the truest terms.

If there is one Hollywood team that you can always rely on to push back the boundaries of taste it’s the Farrelly brothers. Say It Isn’t So is only produced by the pair but owes more than a passing sniff to their brand of comedy of misfortune. Animal rescue worker Gilly (played with extreme Keanu-ness by affable Chris Klein) falls head over heals for the worst hairdresser in existence (Heather Graham). Their whirlwind romance culminates in engagement and consummation and that’s when it all goes wrong. You see Gilly is adopted and it turns out that his real parents may be none other than his potential in-laws. The plot is wafer thin at best with the majority of the action derived from Gilly’s cringe-worthy and harebrained schemes to prove to Graham that they aren’t related, which of course just end up convincing her even more that theirs is a forbidden love. Along the way, there is a cast of misfits and comedy clichés for Gilly to contend with including the legless pilot sidekick, Graham’s smarmy millionaire fiancé and his redneck brother. There are few laugh-out-loud moments, as the script pretty much begins and ends with the idea that the more Gilly tries to clear things up, the more mess ensues. Both leads appear slightly dazed, as if trying to fathom out what made them sign on the dotted line, and the direction lurches from one gross-out moment to the next. There are some redeeming features: the ending is suitably uplifting and there’s a lot of fun to be had in anticipating what misfortune will strike the hapless Gilly next, but in the end this is one "Farrelly" movie which pushes cow abuse too far.--Kristen Bowditch

Grrrreat find Emma, i love all these films
me myself and irene is so funny, one of jim carreys more funnier films he did.
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