Yes Man

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Comedy

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Time Out rating:

<strong>Rating: </strong><span class='lf-avgRating'>3</span>/5

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Time Out says

Tue Dec 16 2008

Jim Carrey’s two-faced screen image is frustratingly inconsistent. His serious films (‘The Cable Guy’, ‘The Truman Show’, ‘Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind’) explore the dark, disturbing side of his manic persona. The dumb, scattershot comedies sometimes hit the target (‘Me, Myself and Irene’) but just as often misfire (‘Fun With Dick and Jane’). This Americanised adaptation of Scottish writer Danny Wallace’s book tries to combine both facets of Carrey’s comic talent, but splits itself right down the middle.

Since his girlfriend dumped him, loans clerk Carl Allen (Carrey) has been saying ‘No’ to everything. Then he attends a seminar given by sleek self-help guru Terrence (Terence Stamp) - “Invite Yes into your life, because it will RSVP, Yes’ – and resolves to ‘Yes’ to everything. Very soon he’s snorting chilli sauce, learning to speak Korean, getting a blowjob from an amorous elderly neighbour with(out) dentures and attending Harry Potter parties thrown by his nerdy boss, Norm (Rhys Darby from ‘Flight of the Conchords’). At a gig by avant garde rock band Munchausen By Proxy, Carl meets and falls for the band’s cute, kooky and free-spirited lead singer, Allison (Zooey Deschanel).

Allison, who also runs a jogging and photography class, thinks their romance is a shaky proposition; but Carl has signed the pledge, so he whisks her along on a string of madcap adventures. But when the truly spontaneous Allison discovers that Carl is merely following a programme, she questions his love for her. Director Peyton Reed’s direction is slick, but each episode feels like a sitcom skit. And when Carrey’s hyperactive comedy shtick gives way to drippy life-lessons, earnest humour gives way to cloying sentimentality.
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UK release:

Fri Dec 26, 2008

Duration:

104 mins

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rajesh

excellent film, much better than expected, jim carey is back to his best, good feel good film

rajesh

excellent film, much better than expected, jim carey is back to his best, good feel good film

al

i nearly wet my pants, a must see if you like spontanious comedy

al

i nearly wet my pants, a must see if you like spontanious comedy

Smegson

no offence but the professional review of this film is hardly a review, it simply states the storyline and throws in a few comments. Whoever wrote it should consider a new job lol

Smegson

no offence but the professional review of this film is hardly a review, it simply states the storyline and throws in a few comments. Whoever wrote it should consider a new job lol

melodie

whoever think sthis is a crap film have no sence of humor and are irritating just go home nand get a life people

melodie

whoever think sthis is a crap film have no sence of humor and are irritating just go home nand get a life people

MovieRater

Good Film; cliched and predictable at parts but that's the fun of it! At least Jim Carey managed to keep his face under control most of the time. I think the girlfriend looks a lot like Katy Perry...

itsnotme

it is the most ridiculas film ever a bit random but that wat gave it a bit of hilarity not good but ok

jack

how old do u have to be to watch this coz im only 13 and me mate (a girl) (kerching)is only 12

jack

how old do u have to be to watch this coz im only 13 and me mate (a girl) (kerching)is only 12

stevenbee

Really funny film which has lots of laughs and definately one to take the girlfriend too. A great movie to end 2008. thank you Danny Wallace for the concept of saying yes.

stevenbee

Really funny film which has lots of laughs and definately one to take the girlfriend too. A great movie to end 2008. thank you Danny Wallace for the concept of saying yes.

usman khawaja

this is a total no no - i really felt like the bully in the movie hit me over the head while he hit carrey . carrey sure deserved more then a beating for making this crap . even the ladies were a no no - jim pulled every face that a chimpanzee can make in his entire lifespan and still i was looking for that one laugh that never materialised . between sandler and carrey there needs to be a bout to death like the knights joust in bedtime stories . they are both pathetic and need to retire

sharon

Go watch it! I laughed and laughed. I'm not a jim carry fan at all, but he is fantastic in this film. I'm so glad I took the risk and watched it. Will be buying the DVD as soon as it's released! I smiled the whole way home.

sharon

Go watch it! I laughed and laughed. I'm not a jim carry fan at all, but he is fantastic in this film. I'm so glad I took the risk and watched it. Will be buying the DVD as soon as it's released! I smiled the whole way home.

spanDog

it was a remarkble film by a remarkble actor,i cryed in parts i laughed in parts,seen it 5times and still loving it RSVP

spanDog

it was a remarkble film by a remarkble actor,i cryed in parts i laughed in parts,seen it 5times and still loving it RSVP

Malli

Brilliant film! Makes you laugh throughout. It is not one of them films where a day later you forget about it, its been 2 days and I still laugh at parts. Highly recommended. Respect, (*$malli$*)

Malli

Brilliant film! Makes you laugh throughout. It is not one of them films where a day later you forget about it, its been 2 days and I still laugh at parts. Highly recommended. Respect, (*$malli$*)

tom

Excellent movie. Hilarious and probably the best movie ending ever. This is probably Carrey's best movie yet. How anyone could pan this movie is beyond me. Perhaps they weren't concentrating or maybe they need a sense of humour transplant.

tom

Excellent movie. Hilarious and probably the best movie ending ever. This is probably Carrey's best movie yet. How anyone could pan this movie is beyond me. Perhaps they weren't concentrating or maybe they need a sense of humour transplant.

Jenae

Very funny throughout! Kept me and the rest of the theater laughing the whole time!

Jenae

Very funny throughout! Kept me and the rest of the theater laughing the whole time!

zed

this film is worth watching...its funny throughout the whole film..:)

zed

this film is worth watching...its funny throughout the whole film..:)