September 16, 2007 |
Anthony Anderson was bent on bringing funny back this TV season. A scene-stealer extraordinaire, Anderson -- big of voice, size and brash comic bravado -- had scored steady work for more than a decade in films such as "Kangaroo Jack," "Barbershop," "Me, Myself & Irene," "Scary Movie 3" and numerous other films and TV series. Lately, he has largely put the jokes aside for more serious turns, winning raves for supporting roles in "The Shield" and "Hustle & Flow."
July 3, 2000 |
"Me, Myself & Irene," the movie that is grossing big bucks for Fox, the Farrelly brothers and comedian Jim Carrey, is just one more light entertainment piece designed to get audiences through a hot summer by offending just about everyone. The film's portrayal of a Rhode Island state trooper with some kind of "schizophrenic" disorder that gives him two personalities--an obnoxious bad guy and an angelic doormat--is so contrived, so "over the top," that no one could possibly take it seriously.