(La Personne aux Deux Personnes)
Me Two, or to give it its literal English translation which is perhaps more accurately descriptive, The Person with Two People, falls into the cliches of the light fantasy genre. Expectedly the swap occurs between two mutually opposed personalities a bespectacled mouse of a man (Daniel Auteuil) who lives the dullest and most ordered life imaginable, and an aging rocker (Alain Chabat) living in the faded shadow of his glory days twenty years before. Both of these seem caricature characters. For some reason, Daniel Auteuil spends the whole film outfitted in a bad wig, oversized clear-frame glasses and a very fake tan. You are not sure if this is meant to be part of the characters mousy, socially awkward look, as Auteuil doesnt seem to dress too differently even when he starts to discover his self-esteem. Whatever the case, Auteuil looks more like someone on their way to a 1970s retro party trying (badly) to look cool sort of like the man in the office who tries to disguise his comb-over and only ends up drawing attention to it. Equally so, the lovely Marina Fois as Daniel Auteuils object of affection seems to only have two modes ball-breaking professional ice queen and fawningly in love.
The film progresses through a series of comedic routines, which are all fairly predictable if you have seen any of the films in the light fantasy vein about a person being aided by an invisible presence. These scenes engage in a modest way without any major laugh-out-loud moments. The cutest scenes are when Daniel Auteuil takes over the conference with his keyboard, turning a dull presentation of a statistics report into a musical number. There is a delightful ending where the whole thing appears to start over again as Daniel Auteuil is hit by a car driven by a rapper, which is followed by a series of epilogues interspersed with the end credits where Auteuil and Marina Fois marry, have children and his various personalities vote on baby names, before the final scene where Auteuil is paging his personalities to see if anyone has astrophysical expertise.
[PLOT SPOILERS] One minor complaint about the film is the revelation near the end that rocker Alain Chabat is not dead after all. This twist turns Me Two into more of a split personality film than it is a bodysharing film. Quite how it was that Daniel Auteuil imagined that Chabat was in his head or what fantastical process recreates these personalities is never explained. This also undermines the basic premise somewhat as the split personality explanation leaves Daniel Auteuil in possession of information and skills he could not otherwise have known.
Trailer here (in French no English subs):-